The 2009 Women In Science Conference (WIS) was held on Wednesday, March 11 at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.
This was our 8th Annual Conference, designed to encourage girls and young women to consider STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
The schedule for the day:
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Introduction of guest speakers
9:30-9:40 Report to first session
9:40-11:30 Small groups -- (Four 20-minute sessions with 10-minute breaks between sessions
1:00-2:15 Keynote speaker
2:15-2:30 Post Survey/Awards
The WIS speakers for 2009 included:
Jaime Stricker, Zoo Educator, Bramble Park Zoo, Watertown, SD (Keynote Speaker)
Deb Davies, RN, MS, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Presentation College, Aberdeen
Erin Fouberg, Associate Professor of Geography, Northern State University, Aberdeen
Jan Palmer, Teacher, Central High School. Aberdeen
Jesse Ritka, Meteorologist, KDLT-TV, Sioux Falls
Dr. Shawna Schmidt, MD, Anesthesiologist, Aberdeen
Dr. Kristen Teigen, DDS, Aberdeen Dental Associates
Alecia Wood, Engineer, 3M Aberdeen
This conference is made possible by the contributions of many individuals and organizations.
We especially wish to thank the following:
Northern State University, Aberdeen
National Weather Service, Aberdeen
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Aberdeen branch
South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR)
South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Aberdeen Area Career Planning Center
South Dakota Career Center
South Dakota Department of Labor
Aberdeen School District
Roncalli School Systems
Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons
South Dakota Discovery Science Center, Pierre
With special thanks to our corporate sponsors:
3M Company, Aberdeen
Avera St Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen
Prairie Consulting, Aberdeen
Donations may be sent to the Northern State University Foundation, 620 15th Ave SE, Aberdeen SD 57401.
Contributions to the NSU Foundation are deductible under federal and state law.