ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will host the 2013 Women in Science Conference on Tuesday, March 5, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center.
The purpose of the conference is to encourage girls and young women to consider STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers through personal interaction with professional women in those fields. This year’s conference is drawing 275 junior high and high school students from around the region who have pre-registered through their school.
The conference schedule is as follows:
• 8:30-9:15 a.m.: Registration
• 9:15-9:30 a.m.: Welcome and introduction
• 9:30-9:40 a.m.: Report to first session
• 9:40-11:30 a.m.: Small group sessions
• 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
• 1-2:15 p.m.: Keynote presentation
• 2:15-2:30 p.m.: Post survey/awards
The keynote speaker will be Lisa Kopecky, director of nutrition and food service at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. Other conference speakers are: Christina Kopetsky, speech pathologist, Sanford Health, Aberdeen; Kimberly McGraw Clark, program advisor, Spink County Extension Office; Chelsea Pollreisz, forensic scientist, State Forensic Lab, Pierre; Heather Spect, forensic scientist, State Forensic Lab, Pierre; Darcy Swanson, pharmacist, Sanford Health, Aberdeen; and Carolyn Trautman, geological engineering, Aberdeen.
For more information, contact Lisa.Johnsen@noaa.gov. Donations may be sent to the Northern State University Foundation in support of the Women in Science Conference: 620 15th Ave S.E., Aberdeen SD 57401.