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Women’s History Month 2013

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Women’s History Month 2013 kicks off Tuesday, March 5 with the WHM Opening Reception featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Kristine M. Garza. Garza, executive director of The Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), will address avenues of mentoring and consciousness-raising for women in academics. At the reception, the WSI Advocate of the Year: San Antonio's Girls Inc. and extraordinary work of Rhonda Wilson Williamson, the Girls Inc. staff, and the girls of Girls Inc. who have been involved in science-focused programs such as Operation SMART and a girl's engineering Lego League will be recognized. The reception is at 3 p.m. in the BB room 2.06.04. Light refreshments will be served.

This year's WHM calendar includes many inspiring events. To highlight a few:

  • The girls from The Martinez Street Women's Center Girl Zone come to UTSA again this year to showcase their artwork inspired by female scientists.
  • Dr. Andrea Tyler, Director for Graduate STEM Research at Tennessee State University will conduct an interactive lecture focused on increasing underrepresented populations in STEM fields.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Travis, the Mattie Allen Fair Professor of Cancer Research at M.D. Anderson, will discuss the success of women in the fields of math and science.
  • The work and poetry of Carmen Tafolla will be honored during a tribute later in the month.
  • The English Graduate Symposium on March 30 where Dr. Julia Serano, transgendered writer, musician, and spoken word artist, will deliver a keynote address.
     

Click here or the calendar below to download the full calendar of events for Women’s History Month 2013.


 






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