MEDIA ADVISORY:  Women & Science Day at UW-Stevens Point on Friday


Women & Science Day will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, Feb. 24, as more than 400 area seventh and eighth grade girls come to campus to learn more about future careers in the sciences from women who are experts in their field.

In addition to a keynote speech, students will attend several workshops during the day, learning about topics in biology, veterinary medicine, engineering, chemistry, psychology, health, medical investigation, nursing and natural resources, among others. Exhibitors from Riverside Medical Center and ThedaCare as well as the UW-Stevens Point Admissions Office, Chemistry Department and Continuing Education program will also be included.

The keynote address, “An Education in Science Opens Many Doors,” will be presented by Laura Nelson, a UW-Stevens Point alumna and chief medical officer at the Marshfield Clinic.

9 a.m., keynote presentation, Laird Room, Dreyfus University Center
10-11 a.m., 12-1 p.m. 1:15-2:15 p.m. Workshop sessions at various campus buildings 

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education
Julie Hellweg, 715-346-3730 or Samantha Pech, 715-346-4593