2nd Annual Women in Science Day 2008
The second annual Women in Science day was held at Washburn University on October 2nd. 7th and 8th grade girls from around the area attended an all day event, which included two different laboratory activities of their choice, and lunch with many of the women scientists in attendance. The morning keynote speaker, Dr. Caroline P. Davies, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and she spoke to the girls about climate change and its effects on human health.
Some of the lab topics included volcanoes, solar energy, chemistry, physiology, architecture, geocaching, freshwater mussels, bubbles, the bacteriology of the human mouth, archaeology and tessllation. Activites were designed to be hands on and get the girls involved in the things that the world of science has to offer them.
We would like to thank the many sponsors for this event, including Washburn University - who provided many of the lab activities, volunteers, building space and lunch for everyone at the event. We would also like to thank the Topeka area Zonta Club / Georgia Neese Grey Committee who provided the T-shirts for the students and staff, and the Topeka area Sunflower Association for Women in Science Chapter who also provided lab instruction and volunteer help, as well as a fun closing event for all the students to enjoy.
Below are a few more phots from the event!