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Women and Girls in STEM Month

November 2020

As an institution dedicated to engaging audiences traditionally underrepresented in STEM, the Museum of Science has a deep commitment to empower women and girls to see themselves as active participants in all areas of science and technology. We believe this responsibility extends beyond those girls and women who have an affinity for STEM fields to those that have not yet discovered their own STEM interests. Demystifying STEM, for the Museum of Science, is about demonstrating to all women and girls – regardless of background, race, or role in life – that they can be STEM learners.

Our Women in Science and Engineering Committee – a group of women affiliated with the Museum of Science as trustees, Museum advisors, and donors – strives to create programming that provides a platform for interested women to hear about the research and life experiences of distinguished women within the science field, and learn from one another in the process.

As we look forward to another year of empowering female STEM learners and STEM leaders, preparations are underway for a month of inspired programming. We are actively seeking women in STEM fields to share their expertise on panels or to serve as mentors for the next generation of female scientists, tech innovators, engineers, and mathematicians.

Town Hall: The Ripple Effects of a Pandemic

Monday, November 9; 5:00 – 6:00 pm

The COVID public health crisis of 2020 is affecting every part of our lives. As we continue to grapple with the lasting impacts of this pandemic, and a vision of life during and after COVID, understanding the wider societal variables – or ripples – impacted by the pandemic is critical to address the scale of this challenge.

The Museum of Science presents a panel of experts from different fields to explore the biggest ripples emerging from the pandemic: strains to our health care system, pressures on the life sciences, and the looming emergency in public housing.

Christine Reich, the Museum’s senior vice president of exhibits and research, leads this timely discussion.

Ask a Mentor

Come hear from female STEM leaders in the Boston area as they answer questions about issues that women face in the STEM industries.

More information coming in November 2020!

Ask a Scientist: Guest Edition

Come hear from STEM educators in the Boston area as they answer YOUR questions about a variety of STEM topics. Join us for this LIVE fun-filled Q&A!

Location

Entire Museum

Co-presented by

Public Event

Included with Exhibit Halls admission or membership.


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