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MMC Holds 4th Annual Women in Science Event


Published Date9\26\2013
Mount Marty College will host nearly 250 area students on Tuesday, October 15 for the fourth annual Women in Science conference for eighth grade girls. The conference's goal is to stimulate interest in science and technology careers and encourage eighth grade girls to pursue the math and science courses needed to prepare them for careers in these fields.

Students will be engaged in hands-on activities and sessions on careers including medicine, nurse anesthesia, veterinary medicine, microbiology, nursing, forensic science, EMS, and many others.  The event will include a keynote address by Dr. Mary Schon plus individual breakout sessions and an exhibitor fair.

Dr. Schon, a 1976 Mount Marty College graduate will be visiting Mount Marty College from Iowa, where she most recently served as Senior Scientist for New Initiatives at The Krell Institute, Inc. in Ames. At Krell she used her passions for agriculture and education and her communication skills to increase the public's awareness of the value of agriculture in their lives, to inspire youth to explore science careers, and to train scientists to effectively communicate the value and excitement of the science they are involved in. Prior to her work at Krell she trained agriculture college interns, international scientists and other Walt Disney World Epcot Center cast members to communicate science effectively to thousands of Epcot guests each day. She partnered with Disney's creative and operational teams to develop and implement science-based park experiences, and worked closely with the Epcot Business Development Team to attract corporate and organizational sponsors interested in developing science-related shows at Epcot.

For more information visit www.mtmc.edu/womeninscience or contact the Mount Marty College Admissions Office at 605-668-1545 or mmcadmit@mtmc.edu.

The Women in Science event is sponsored by Mount Marty College, Yankton Medical Clinic, South Dakota Biotech Association, South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, South Dakota Dental Association, McDonald's, South Dakota Discovery Center, Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center, and special gifts from Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital.