The 2010 Women in Science Conference (WIS) was held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.
This was our 9th Annual Conference, designed to encourage girls and young women to consider STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
The day's schedule:
8:30 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction of guest speakers
9:30 - 9:40 Report to first session
9:40 - 11:30 Small Group sessions
There will be four 20-minute sessions with 10-minute breaks between sessions.
11:30 - 12:45 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 Keynote speaker
2:15 - 2:30 Post Survey/ Awards
The WIS Speakers for 2010 were:
Jaimie Stricker - Zoo Educator, Bramble Park Zoo, Watertown SD
Women in Science 2010 (Keynote Speaker)
Kelly Erdmann - Dental Hygienist, Aberdeen Dental Associates
Shirley Gengerke Guthmiller - Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical Rep., Bayer Corp
Dr. Alyssa Kiesow - Assistant Professor of Biology, Northern State University
Buffy King - Architect, HKG Architects
Pam Liechti - Clinical Instructor, Radiology Technology Program at
Peggy Norris - Nuclear Engineer, Sanford Underground Laboratory at
Homestake / Black Hills State Univ.
Deirdra Peck - Computer Electronics Engineer, Shalom Christian School,
previously at McDonnell Aircraft
We thank the following organizations for their sponsorship:
3M Company, Aberdeen
American Association of University Women (AAUW), Aberdeen branch
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service, Aberdeen
Northern State University, Aberdeen
South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR)
South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Aberdeen Area Career Planning Center
Aberdeen School District
Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen
Cornerstones Career Learning Center, Aberdeen
Girls Scouts-Dakota Horizons
Roncalli School Systems
South Dakota Career Center
South Dakota Dental Associates
South Dakota Department of Labor
South Dakota Discovery Science Center, Pierre
Zonta Club of Aberdeen, 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.