Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Dr. Sally Ride talk on Campus Feb 18
Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in Space and now Professor of Space Science at the University of California at San Diego, will give a talk Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 4 pm in the Avaya Auditorium (A.C.E.S.) on the topic of science education – “ Keeping Girls Interested in Science." According to a National Science Foundation Report, women represent 46% of the workforce but hold only 25% of the jobs in science, engineering and technology. Dr. Ride is the founder of Sally Ride Science, a non-profit organization focused on supporting and sustaining students' (especially girls aged 10-12) natural interests in science and technology. Come early for refreshments and visit with members of Women in Science student organizations at 3:30 pm outside the Avaya Auditorium.