A B O U T
Panel discussion, 2018.
Friday, October 5, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM Registration, coffee
2:00 - 3:30 PM Welcome and Keynote speaker Dava Sobel
"The Glass Universe and Maria Mitchell at 200: A Woman's Place in Astronomy - A Historical Perspective on Women in STEM"
3:30 - 4:15 PM Talk on current statistics with Meg Urry
"By The Numbers: The Current Statistics on Women and Girls in STEM"
4:15 - 4:30 PM Coffee
4:30 - 6:00 PM Panel
"Recruitment: How to Bring Women and Girls into STEM"
6:15 - 7:30 PM Reception with poster session
7:45 - 9:00 PM Salon-style discussion groups*
Possible Evening observing at Wellesley College Observatory, weather permitting
Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 AM Coffee and Posters
9:00 - 10:30 AM Panel
"Retention: Strategies for Stemming the Leaky Pipeline and Ending Unconscious Bias"
10:45 - 11:30 AM Salon*
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch in Sorenson (Babson)
1:00 - 1:30 PM Kate Kirby
"What Does the Future Look Like for Women and Girls in STEM"
1:30 - 2:45 PM Panel
"The Future: Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There? The Future of Women and Girls in STEM"
2:45 - 3:30 PM Salon*
3:30 - 4:15 PM Coffee and poster session
4:15 - 5:00 PM Moderated Salon Report out – Report back to entire group the key results of small group discussions
5:00 - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks - Jill Tarter
"We Are Women Studying Together: A Synthesis on the Maria Mitchell in Science Symposium's First Meeting"
5:30 - 5:45 PM Maria Mitchell Women in Science Award Presentation and Closing Remarks
To reflect on the day's panels and presentations and to develop strategies for making change
Visit the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association's Website for Social Media Updates During the Event
2018 Maria Mitchell Women in Science Award Winners: Jill Tarter, Ph.D., Kate Kirby, Ph.D., Dava Sobel. Meg Urry, Ph.D. not pictured.