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