EMPOWERING WOMEN IN STEM
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN STEM
Going into our 3rd year of Girls In STEM Day, Scientista hosted 98 girls (6th - 8th grade) from West Prep Academy for a day of workshops and a STEM lunch panel. This year we decided to try something different and have two workshops: one on the structure of DNA and the other about nebula's.
Parting with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, the UNLV Scientista along with a number of helpful organization was pleased to present Connective Tissue, the first large-scale assembly of works by renowned neuroscientist-turned-artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. The exhibition featured large scale murals and interactive installations enriched by Phingbodhipakkiya’s belief that power and impact are created through connections and networks. “Just as a flawless pirouette requires recruitment and control of nearly every muscle group in a dancer’s body, the things we hope to achieve as a society cannot be done by individual effort alone,” she says, “they require collective action.”
UNLV offers the Bus to the Barrick program which enables K-12 CCSD groups to visit the Barrick for free by providing fully funded CCSD buses. Students are transported from school to the museum where they take part in guided tours of the exhibitions followed by hands-on workshops. This year they decided to do something a little special and take female students to UNLV for an introductory lesson into STEM.
Thanks to our close ties to Amanda, fellow Scientistas were able to introduce hundreds of young girls to the Connective Tissue Exhibit and host workshops focused on microscopes.
Scientista hosted 103 girls (5th-10th grade) from West Prep Academy for a day of workshops and a lunch panel. This year we featured three workshops where the girls had the chance of immersing themselves in different STEM fields by learning about Black Holes, Blood and it's components, and an hour of code!
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.
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.
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:
Seven of our members traveled to New York City for the 2018 Scientista Symposium. Last year's theme was "Innovation in STEM - Scientistas Advancing the Field." Three days included workshops on:
Four of our members traveled to Boston, MA for the 2019 Scientista Symposium where the theme was "Science without Borders". Throughout the three days, there were several workshops featured:
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.
Nominated for a 2017 UNLV Rebel Award for New Outstanding Student Organization.
Nominated for a 2018 UNLV Rebel Award for Outstanding Student Organization.