Past Projects, Conferences and Awards

Girls In stem day - spring 2018

Inspiring Young Girls in the Community

Scientista hosted 95 girls (5th-9th grade) from West Prep Academy for a day of workshops and panels. From dissecting cow eye balls to learning about solar panels, the girls had the chance of immersing themselves in different STEM fields. 


Partnering Organizations:

  • CCSD Career and Technical Education Department 
  • UNLV College of Engineering
  • UNLV Society of Women Engineers
  • UNLV Optics Chapter 
  • UNLV Center of Energy Research 

Beyond Curie Exhibit - Spring 2017

Educating the Public

Highlighted the work of neuroscientist-turned-graphic designer Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya and her Beyond Curie project, a series of 32 posters dedicated to individual women whose achievements have been fundamental to contemporary scientific development. 


Amanda flew in from NYC and gave an incredible talk on merging design and science, acting on your passions and nurturing your creativity. 


Dr. Rochelle Hines and Dr. Nora Caberoy spoke with passion on their research and participated in a great discussion with the audience. 


The Scientista Foundation received a message from U.S. Representative Jacky Rosen for the event.

Scientista Symposium

Spring 2017

Four of our members traveled to New York City for the 2017 Scientista Symposium, where they spent two days hearing from a variety of STEM professionals from around the country including:

  • Sweta Chakraborty, PhD: Associate Director at the Institute on Science for Global Policy
  • Matthew Pearce: NASA Education Program Specialist
  • Rokeya Jones: Director, US DX Technical Evangelism at Microsoft
  • Jennifer Ross, PhD: Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Spring 2018

Seven of our members traveled to New York City for the 2018 Scientista Symposium. This year's theme was "Innovation in STEM - Scientistas Advancing the Field." Three days included workshops on:

  • The State of Gender in STEM - Elsevier Publishing Group
  • Sara Laschever: Women Don’t Ask
  • Innovation in Non-Profit and Government Research
  • Technological Innovation with Microsoft
  • STEM Policy, Advocacy, and Law
  • Transitioning from Science to Business

Awards

UNLV Impact Awards

In 2018, UNLV Scientista was awarded with the Advocacy Award for Exemplary Leadership and Advocacy with the Community at the Inaugural UNLV Impact Awards. We were also awarded with a Bronze level Community Engagement Certificate.

UNLV Rebel Awards

Nominated for a 2017 UNLV Rebel Award for New Outstanding Student Organization.

Nominated for a 2018 UNLV Rebel Award for Outstanding Student Organization.