Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Women of Wonder event at the Cincinnati Observatory --Women in STEM




 

Students from NKU's Public History program teamed up with the Cincinnati Observatory this Spring to create an event to celebrated women's contributions to STEM. This was intended to inspire young women ages 11 to 13 to get involved in the sciences. The event had over a hundred visitors and was a great success.
Student Katie Ragland at the archaeology display.

 
Dr. Jones' display

The day long event on April 30th included free science activities and programs such as:

-Special appearance by WCPO news meteorologist Sherry Hughes
- Program by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Women in Science
-MakerSpace with the Public Library of Hamilton County and Cincinnati
-The Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum of Natural History and Science GIRLS Program
-Demonstration from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s conservatory, Kelly Schultz; and Web + Digital Media Manger Nicole Kroger.
-A demonstration by Archaeologist Dr. Sharyn Jones and students.
-Representatives of the Know Theater (Tamara Winters) and their production of Silent Sky, about Harvard’s first female astronomers.
-Veterinary programs by Dr. Francine Lieble.
-Programs by NKU’s Geology Club
-Native American Constellation Games and Storytelling with Northern Kentucky University’s Steve Moon
-Underground Railroad Constellation Navigation with National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Chris Miller
-Box Stonehenge Program
-Remote control Mars Rover races.

This event was free and open to Observatory members, students, and the public. 


Public History faculty and students explaining the event to visitors.

NKU filmmakers and visitors.

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