What: The University of North Texas College of Science, College of Engineering, Office of Research and Innovation and Office of Faculty Success are sponsoring “Building a Better World,” an on-campus symposium to celebrate women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The symposium will include special guest speakers, an interactive panel discussion, a research poster session and networking opportunities with many organizations across campus.
When: 2-6 p.m. March 1 (Friday)
Where: UNT Union, ballroom 314, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: This event is free and open to the public.
Background: The “Building a Better World” symposium will highlight the accomplishments of UNT women in STEM and their contributions to educate and empower future generations of women seeking opportunities in scientific fields. The symposium’s theme, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” challenges STEM fields to advance gender equality. Special guest speakers Catharine Conley, a NASA astrobiologist and former NASA planetary protection officer, and Eva Csaky, director of the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University, will share their experiences in and approaches to empowering women in STEM.The event includes an interactive panel moderated by UNT Biological Sciences Professor Amie Lund. Panelists represent various fields in STEM and education and will discuss their professional experience, expertise and roles in retaining and advancing women in STEM.