Lean In, Women in Science
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Lean In, Women in Science is a three-part event designed to connect accomplished women scientists with high school girls who are interested in STEM. All ages and genders are welcome but the main target audience is high school girls.
Part One is the Interview and Panel Discussion of 6 prominent women scientists. This is free and open to the public and takes place at 5:00 pm in the Auditorium of NCSSM. Panelists will take questions from the audience. No pre-registration is needed for Part One and the Auditorium has capacity to seat 500 people.
Part Two splits into Options A and B. Option A is Dinner with a Scientist which takes place at 6:00 pm in the Student Center. This is by advance sign up only and is limited to 60 people (10 guests per scientist). Guests sign up for dinner and casual conversation with one of the featured women scientists; guests may switch tables during dessert. Pre-registration is required for Option A (via SignUpGenius) and the event is free and open to the public.
Option B is the Scientist Networking Workshop which also takes place at 6:00 pm in the Lobby of Auditorium. This is free and open to the public and does not require advance sign up. The networking event features women scientists from multiple organizations including Young Women in Bio, Alpha Chi Sigma, and Neural Connectors, and uses a structured activity to introduce students to networking skills and engage them in conversations about majoring in science in college and career options. The capacity for this event is approximately 200 people.