The Women in Science Program at Towson University hosts its annual Women in Science
Forum in the spring of each year.
Save the Date of Saturday, March 10, 2018 for the 2018 Towson University Women in
Science Forum. Information of registration to follow in January 2018.
The Spring 2017 Forum provided an arena for science and mathematics teachers, students
interested in careers in science and mathematics, and scientists and mathematicians
from academia and industry to meet, network, and hear about the research of nationally
known scientists and mathematicians. It was also a gathering in which we all learned
about the varied career paths of women scientists and mathematicians and considered
some of the issues involved in the decision to enter the discipline.
We had a very exciting line-up of speakers this year. Dr. Dorothy Beckett – Professor
in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Maryland at College
Park. The title of her talk was The Long and Winding Road: A Tale of Many Careers.
Dr. Katherine Denniston – Deputy Director of Undergraduate Education at the National
Science Foundation (ret). The Title of her talk was An Unexpected Journey through a Career in Science.
Dr. Jessica Shisler – Senior Scientific Executive at Spectrum (GLOBAL Health PR partner)
and President of the Baltimore AWIS Chapter. The title of her talk was Women in Science Beyond the Bench.