Are you interested in learning about careers in mathematics and sciences? There will be plenty to learn at the 32nd Annual Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology conference on April 2. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. in the Student Memorial Center’s Reighard Multipurpose Room on Millersville University’s (MU) campus.

This event is designed to encourage young women to consider education and careers in science, mathematics and technology fields. The conference gives the participants opportunities to meet with and learn from professional female role models who have been successful in the fields of science, mathematics and technology. Participants will learn about the speakers’ careers, professional duties, educational backgrounds and the benefits of working in these fields. This conference was founded by MU mathematics professor Charles Wolf.

“I have been involved with this conference since 2005, and I have been inspired by my colleagues in the College of Science and Technology who have been building and nurturing this annual conference to what it is today,” says Dr. Nazli Hardy, conference committee chair. “The conference is meaningful to me personally and professionally because young women have an early opportunity to meet and hear stories of the careers and lives of accomplished women who are experts in their fields in science and technology. I suspect that when these young women are successful in their own careers, they will remember to reach back, mentor and pull up other young women who will look to them for inspiration and guidance.”

Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter will be the keynote speaker at the Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology conference. Carpenter is the founding dean and professor of engineering at Campbell University in North Carolina. Prior to her position at Campbell University, she served for 26 years at Louisiana Tech University, as associate dean, department head and director of the Office for Women in Science and Engineering.  In 2015, DreamBox Learning selected Carpenter as one of their “10 Women in STEM Who Rock!” for her advocacy work and TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why aren’t They Here?”

There will be 21 professional role models presenting at this event from a variety of careers. The featured women professionals are:

  • Christine Ferreira, meteorologist at WGAL-TV
  • Janelle Glick, wellness dietitian at Lancaster General Health
  • Marina Haynes, general curator at Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Heather Stem, training and preparedness coordinator at Montgomery County Department of Public Safety
  • Baoling Ma, assistant professor of mathematics at MU
  • Natalia Dushkina, professor of physics at MU
  • Theresa Holton and Amy Thompson, chemistry teachers at Hempfield High School
  • Lydia Martin, director of education and engagement at Lancaster County Conservancy
  • Vinitha Moopen, pediatrician at Well Span Rothsville Family & Pediatric Medicine
  • Stacy Shoup, genetic counselor at Penn Medicine at Lancaster General Health
  • Kathryn Allen, assistant professor of chemistry at MU
  • Stacey Darrohn, environmental health & safety director at Turner Construction Company
  • Joan Greenslade, manager of the testing & analysis laboratory at Armstrong World Industries
  • Paula Mancini, program director of nuclear medicine technology at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Jeannie Sikora, energy engineer at CLEAResult
  • Felicia Kegel Bechtel, director of geophysics at RETTEW Associates, Inc.
  • Lisa Frye, professor and department chair for the department of computer science and information technology at Kutztown University
  • Heather Lehman, assistant professor of biology at MU
  • Amy Lytle, associate professor of physics at Franklin and Marshall College
  • Jean Labriola Scholz, senior research investigator at the University of Pennsylvania

Admission is free to attend the keynote presentation. For more information, contact Marianne Frantz at marianne.frantz@millersville.edu.

 

 

 

 

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