Montana Science Center celebrates local professionals with a Women in STEM event

Tuesday Nov. 9th, 2021

On Saturday, November 13th, Montana Science Center will host local professionals in science and technology careers with the Women in STEM event. Montana Science Center supports diversity and equity in STEM Careers through hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Montana Science Center frequently holds a Women in STEM Series, celebrating international days of recognition for women in STEM careers. Each of these celebrations features interactive activities for families with children of all ages.

MSC’s Women in STEM Series focuses on local women in our community who are students, undergraduate and graduate, at Montana State University, professionals, or retirees. These women are building careers in a STEM field. The Series event also features women who are part of the Science Center’s Women in STEM Advisory Group. The guest presenters at Women in STEM share their field of study through interactive, hands-on activities that relate to their careers. This event’s group includes Montana PBS, a volcanologist, an ecology and conservation biologist and an environmental engineer. “We look forward to partnering with women in STEM careers in our community because it encourages visitors of all ages to consider career paths that they might have not considered before. Additionally, visitors of all ages can see women in non-traditional career paths. Many children are curious about how real world problems are solved by professionals in our community, and the Women in STEM Series invites visitors to learn something new about companies, industries and available careers in our community,” says Executive Director, Abby Turner.

The public is invited to this event, which will be held at the Montana Science Center at 2744 W. Main St. from 10am to 1pm on Saturday. The event is free with admission and included with a family membership. All questions can be directed to Emma Papasian, program coordinator for the Montana Science Center.