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Women in Technology and Science (WITS)

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021

Ohio University Lancaster

May 7, 2021

Middle School Schedule

Session I:  Opening Speaker                                                        

8:20am-9:20am

         A. Zoology:  The Columbus Zoo Team with Guest Animals

 

Session II:  Concurrent Sessions                                                         

9:30am-10:20am

         B. Aerospace:  Cynthia Calhoun, Aerospace Engineer Supervisor, Deputy Chief, Project Assurance Division, NASA Glenn H. Glenn Research Center                

         C.  Engineering:  Dr. Kathleen Harper, Physics Professor, Ohio State University

 

Session III:  Main Session                                                                         

10:30am-11:20am

         D.  Chemistry Show:  Presented by The Works, Newark, Ohio  

          

11:20am-12:00pm | Lunch

 

Session IV:  Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm-12:50pm

         E.  K9 Unit: Trooper Lindsay Barrett, Ohio State Patrol, Columbus Crime Patrol

         F.  Physics:  Dr. Gabriela Popa, Associate Professor of Physics, Ohio University Zanesville

         G.  Biology:  Dr. Stephanie Miller, Associate Professor of Instruction, Biology, Ohio University

 

Session V:  Concurrent Sessions                                                                     
1:00pm-1:50pm

         H.  Biology: Dr. Jacqueline Hill Tudor, Associate Professor, Ohio University Lancaster

         I.  Chemistry:  Dr. Brenda Miller, Chemistry Professor, Ohio University Chillicothe

 

High School Schedule

Session I:  Opening Speaker                                                                         

8:20am-9:20am    

         A. Why a STEM Degree? Dr. Karen Panetta, Recipient of the Presidential Award   for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring.

 

Session II:  Concurrent Sessions                                                                  

9:30am-10:20am

         B.  Physics:  Dr. Gabriela Popa, Associate Professor of Physics, Ohio University Zanesville

         C.  Environmental Archaeology:  Alexandra Slucky, MA, MSc, Environmental Archaeologist, UCL Institute of Archaeology and Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, United Kingdom

         D.  CSI:  Dr. Sonja Rawn, Associate Professor of Instruction at Ohio University; Quality Manager, Marshall Forensic Laboratory

 

Session III:  Main Session                                                                        

10:30am-11:20am

         E.  Astronomy Show: Presented by The Works, Newark, Ohio 

                                                                                    

11:20am-12:00pm | Lunch Session

 

Session IV:  Concurrent Sessions                                                                

12:00pm-12:50pm

         F.  Health Disease/Nutrition: Dr. Sarina Kajani, Scientific Communicator Through Social Media

         G.  Architecture:  Erin Reilly Sanders, Schooley Caldwell Architects  

 

Session V:  Concurrent Sessions                                                                     

1:00pm-1:50pm

         H.  Microscopy Stem Cells: Colbie Chinowsky, Cell Biologist, Vanderbilt University

         I.  Astronomy-Mars:  Dr. Carol Abbott, NASA.JPL SSA, Science and Engineering, Ohio University Lancaster