UH Hilo second annual Women in STEM conference is March 5

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Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to its second annual Women in STEM conference Thursday, March 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Campus Center 301. The conference is free, but there is a $3 parking fee per day.

This year’s theme is “Educate to Empower: Uplifting All Women in STEM.” The conference will feature training, workshops, and panel discussions. The keynote address by Alexandra Colón Rodriguez, a postdoctoral researcher in the B3 Lab at the University of California, Davis, begins at 9:15 a.m.

Rodriguez is a neurotoxicologist whose current research is focused on reproductive neurogenomics, the study of the interactions among genotypes, phenotypes and the environment. She will share her current science communication initiatives and her journey from graduate student to scientist as a first-generation Puerto Rican woman.

The B3 lab at UC Davis is an integrative research program that investigates avian biology (birds), reproductive neuroendocrinology and genomics (brains), and science communication (banter).

A free networking lunch takes place from noon to 1 p.m in Campus Center 301. Attendees will be automatically entered into a raffle giveaway at the time of registration. The winner will be announced at the end of the conference.

For more information about the conference or for a detailed schedule of the day’s events, visit http://tcbes.uhh.hawaii.edu/WIS/. To register for the conference, visit https://forms.gle/p2n7k84DccTrwJhp7.

The event is sponsored by the TCBES MATERS Club, LGBTQ+ Center, Women's Center, and the Office of Equal Opportunity at UH Hilo. The keynote address is sponsored by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE BRIDGE grant, “Next Steps: Mentoring and Coaching with ADVANCE-BRIDGE Grant at UH Hilo and UHCCS.” The grant’s principal investigator is Marina Karides, professor of sociology at UH Hilo.

For questions, email the TCBES MATERS Club at uhhtcbes@hawaii.edu.

For disability accommodations, call (808) 932-7642 or email eeoaa@hawaii.edu.

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