15th Women in Science and Engineering this Saturday

Astronomer, writer and producer Pamela Gay will be the speaker at the inaugural E.W. Powers Lecture Series at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at Youngstown State University.

The lecture in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Pamela Gay will be speaking at YSU's Women in Science and Engineering event.

Pamela Gay

Gay is an assistant research professor of Graduate Studies and Research at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and executive director of the Astrosphere New Media Association. Her research focuses on how to most effectively engage the public in learning and doing astronomy online.

The Lecture Series is sponsored through a gift from the E.W. Powers Foundation. In addition to support for the Lecture Series, the Powers Foundation gift supports the Women in Science and Engineering Career Day at YSU, which will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Kilcawley Center. Panel discussions will be held during the morning and hands-on activities and lab demonstrations will be held in the afternoon in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

WISE, now in its 15th year, helps expose young women in grades 6 through 12 to career opportunities and successful female role models in science and engineering. More than 1,500 young women from more than 100 schools throughout Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania have attended the event.

For more information contact Diana Fagan, YSU professor of Biological Sciences, 330-941-1554, or dlfagan@ysu.edu .