PNC Offers Women in Science Expo on April 4, 2015

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: March 9, 2015

pnc grad pic 1Purdue University North Central will be the site of the Women in Science Expo on April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Library-Science-Faculty Building, Room 144.

The goal of the Women in Science Expo (WiSE) is to show girls in grades 6 to 12 that science careers are exciting, practical and rewarding. The event organizers are Biology students Stefanie Rigg and Summer Stockwell and Chemistry Student Melanie Shebel.

This expo will allow the girls to engage in hands-on science activities. Girls will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from women in varying occupations and levels of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professions, including graduate and undergraduate research.

The girls are encouraged to ask questions to learn more about the possibilities that exist in their area of interest and to get an idea of the subjects and coursework they need to concentrate on to achieve their career goals.

“We believe that science should be celebrated and encouraged among the younger female population,” said Rigg. “WiSE is dedicated to offering educational and professional enrichment to girls. Each participant will be given the opportunity to discover countless science professions. The expo will promote leadership, create a support system and inspire success in science for girls in our area. We hope to inspire more young women to pursue STEM-related careers.”

Individuals and companies interested in participating may register at sciencewomen.org.

Students may register to attend at sciencewomen.org anytime through March 27. Registration is encouraged but not required.