Women and Girls in Science

Events leading up to United Nations International Women and Girls in Science Day on February 11


Full list of events



College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research







Talk Science with Her

Thursday, February 8, from 7:00-9:00 pm

1st Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville

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In celebration of U.N. International Women and Girls in Science Day, 12 scientists from the University of Florida will be at First Magnitude from 7:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, February 8th for an open discussion with the public about the work they do. Come to meet the scientists in your community and discover the variety of questions they are seeking to answer!

The event is open to all and is free!






Science Day Fair at Depot Park

February 10, 10:00am - 2:00pm Depot Park, Gainesville

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Seven science clubs and departments at the University of Florida will be hosting a day of demos and information sessions to allow girls and young women to explore the different fields of science and encourage them to pursue science-oriented careers. The event will be open to the public and focused towards K-12 students and parents, girl scouts, and the UF student body. Current club involvement includes: Society of Physics Students, Astronomy and Astrophysics Society Students for the Exploration and Devolpement of Space, Small Satellite Design Club, Chemistry Club, GeoClub








Public Lecture

"Supermassive Black Holes and the Galaxies They Live In"

Vicki Sarajedini, Astronomy

February 10, 2:00pm Florida Museum of Natural History

Abstract: Supermassive black holes are now thought to reside at the centers of most galaxies. However, questions about how they impact the host galaxy and how they grow remain unanswered. In this talk, I will discuss some recent results that address these questions and the important role that women have had in uncovering many of the mysteries surrounding this phenomenon.









Physics Lobby Displays

February 4-11, New Physics Building, University of Florida

Videos of interviews and demonstrations with women physicists. Poster displays of famous women physicists.