women in science

We’re kicking off Women’s History Month by hearing from local women in science at the helm of human health research.

Music provided by DJ TOY & Trixamillion


Women in Science Panel
African Hall
7:00 PM

  • Join Ologies podcast host Alie Ward leading a panel of Bay Area scientists as they discuss their latest discoveries amidst the ongoing pandemic.


Lightning Talks
Science Today

  • Grab a seat for a series of crash courses across the scientific spectrum led by women scientists from all around the Bay Area.
  • At 7:30 PM
    • Naima Sharaf, Stanford
    • Devaki Bhaya, Carnegie Institution for Science
    • Kelly Chauvin, Stanford
    • Angie Nakano, SMC Mosquito & Vector Control District
  • At 8:30 PM
    • Diana Laird, UCSF
    • Kate Montana, Cal Academy
    • Andrea Swei, SFSU
    • Erin Mordecai, Stanford

Women in Science Showcase
6 - 10 PM

  • From virology to arachnology to marine biology, bounce from table to table to find out what all of the Bay Area’s leading women in science have been up to.

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Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

In this Tour of the Universe, we will explore a few of the amazing contributions women have made to astronomy.

8:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Discover how a deeper understanding of Earth might help us spot other living worlds light-years away.

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