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Women in STEM Conference

Save the date for MSU’s 2017 Annual Women in STEM Conference! This year’s conference will take place on October 27, 2017 from 8am until 4pm, and this year’s theme is Intersectionality in STEM: Supporting All Voices.

This conference is free-of-charge to attend, and you can download a copy of the save-the-date flyer here.

Dr. Sanbonmatsu and Dr. Horton
Dr. Sanbonmatsu and Dr. Horton

Researchers have long been studying the various reason why women are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This conference aims to not just address some of these reasons, but give our students, faculty, and staff the understanding and tools to help them succeed in their careers of choice.

This year we have two featured keynote speakers: Dr. Renee Horton, a Material Science Engineer with NASA, and Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a Principle Investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory and specialist in the mechanisms of ribosomes, riboswitches, and LncRNAs. 

Dr. Horton is the first African American – and first in her family – to earn a doctorate in Material Science from the University of Alabama. You can learn more about her by visiting her website. In addition to her research, Dr. Sanbonmatsu discusses how her gender transition led her down the path to studying epigenetics -- how social interactions alter DNA. You can learn more about her work by visiting her website as well.

To read more about the schedule, click here!



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Looking to sponsor or get student groups involved?

The Planning Committee for MSU Denver's Women in STEM conference are looking for departments interested in contributing to making this event a success. We would love to feature your department in our program, and to involve your students as much as possible!

Additionally, we are planning on having a number of student orgs table the event this year and providing them with some dedicated face time. This is a great opportunity for student attendees to become familiar with organizations they may not have known about and for orgs to increase their ranks!

Please contact Kelsey Smith or Liz Moore if you are interested in donating towards the cost of this event, or tabling the conference.


For any questions, please feel free to write us!


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