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Women in Science Conference: STUDENT Registration

  • 31 Mar 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Ramkota Conference Center, Pierre SD


    Trends Through Time presented by Megan Ernst
    Archaeologists use many techniques to interpret artifacts: mapping, context clues, seriation and more. Learn about these techniques by examining artifacts and help to tell a story about the people of the past.

    How about SURFing as a career? presented by Deb Wolf
    Operating a science research facility nearly a mile underground requires personnel with a wide range of skills. At the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), there are scientists, engineers, infrastructure workers, and many other professionals. Come to this session to explore the amazing careers at SURF!

    5,687 days free from Calculus presented by Stacy Watters
    Why should you pursue engineering as a career?
    The Real CSI presented by Kristin Walti
    Take a look behind the scenes of the South Dakota State Forensic Lab. Learn how forensic scientists use prints and DNA evidence to convict criminals.

    What is in your mouth? presented by Jamie Kneip Maher, DDS
    Do you love teeth? We do! You use them every day, and you might be taking them for granted. We will help you make a model of your teeth to take home.

    To be determined
    Tasty Arch presented by Shelly Iburg
    What do the St. Louis Arch and the Missouri Bridge have in common? Discover the ability to build a self-supporting arch without the use of mortar. Experience how the ancients were able to engineer marvels like the double arches of the Roman baths; and eat your creation too.

    Science on the Wing - songbird banding presented by Casey Heimerl
    Explore the exciting field of wildlife biology by watching a demonstration of songbird banding. Learn about the techniques used to safely capture and band wild birds and how the information from band reporting is useful to biologists.

    brotHERhood-we're all in this together! presented by Samantha Blood
    See what it is like to be a real-life hero! Learn the basics of firefighting and get a hands-on lesson in being a firefighter.
    Cyber CSI presented by Arica Kulm
    Dive into the exciting world of digital forensics. Solve a crime scenario and find the criminal through analyzing files, documents, and emails.

    #facebug - using selfies to break the ice in science communication presented by Amanda Bachmann
    Learn about science communication in South Dakota (and a little bit about insects too). Selfies with insects are optional!

    To be determined
    Engineering Transportation Solutions presented by Jennica Wilcox, PE
    Transportation Engineering is an exciting world of innovative change. Our Solutions impact people’s everyday lives. Learn how you can make a positive impact to safety and wellbeing.

    Finding Your Female Leadership Style presented by Kimberly Osberg
    Find out why females naturally possess the most necessary leadership qualities and how to develop your qualities.

    Mock Crash Scene presented by Joelle Schuknecht
    Investigate a simulated real-life crash scene and discover your detective skills. Follow the procedure of a crash investigation in the day of a state trooper. Learn about the basic physics of a car crash, how to determine speeds of vehicles and how to collect evidence.


STUDENT REGISTRATION: Women in Science Conference 2020

Discover Opportunities Beyond School in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Join us for a free day filled with fun, hands-on sessions, and activities. Meet STEM professionals, and representatives from Companies, Universities, and Tech Schools.

Conference Schedule:

7:45 – 8:15  Registration

8:25 – 9:05  Icebreaker / Keynote

9:15 – 9:55  Keynote / Icebreaker

10:05 – 10:50  Morning Session 1

10:55 – 11:40  Morning Session 2

11:45 – 12:45  Lunch with Nat Geo Explorer

12:50 – 1:35  Afternoon Session 3

1:40 – 2:25  Afternoon Session 4

2:30 – 3:00  Closing Reception and Prizes


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Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
Friends provide on going support so that the
children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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