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STEAM Panel Discussion with Women Scientists

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Date(s) - 10/15/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture


In connection to the state-wide Tennessee STEAM Festival, the McClung Museum will host a panel of local female scientists on October 15 from 3:00–4:00 pm.

This program will take place in the museum’s auditorium and will run concomitantly with our annual Can you Dig it event. The STEAM Festival stands for a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, and the featured panel will bring together female representatives from each of these branches to share their experience in such fields.

Panelists for the event include:
  • Dr. Anahita Khojandi, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Jen Bauer, PhD Candidate in Evolutionary Paleobiology
  • Dr. Lynne Parker, Associate Dean and Professor, Tickle College of Enginnering
  • Jessica Hendricks, PhD Student in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Audrey Martin, PhD Student in Planetary Geosciences

The program specifically aims to engage high school seniors and undergraduate women considering advancing their academic paths. The goal is to promote the diversity of career options within the STEAM branches, and to highlight the support available to women through mentorships and professional networks.

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