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LAB TOURS FOR GIRLS: We are Women, Open the Door

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

We are flinging open the doors of female-run labs at Columbia University, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Hunter College, New York University, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, inviting middle school girls to come inside and imagine their future lab-coated selves. Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce. This underrepresentation in STEM for girls is self-perpetuating but also reversible: if you can see it, you can be it. Here’s your chance to meet venomous snails, 2000-year-old bones, a genome sequencing machine, and a mass spectrometer. But more importantly, you’ll meet the brilliant women tasked with studying them.

Lab Tour registration is open to the public.


Shara BaileyBiological Anthropologist

Shara Bailey is an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Human Origins, in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. Bailey’s research focuses on answering questions about human evolution from a dental perspective.

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Mandë HolfordMarine Chemical Biologist

Mandë Holford is as an Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College and CUNY-Graduate Center, with scientific appointments at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Frida E. KleimanChemist

Frida E. Kleiman is a chemistry professor at Hunter College. Kleiman received her M.S. and her PhD at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina. She received her Postdoc at Columbia University in New York.

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Lara K. MahalChemist

Lara K. Mahal is an associate professor of chemistry at New York University. She earned her B.A. at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and her PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. Mahal was a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctral Fellow from 2000-2003 at Sloan-Kettering Institute before starting her first independent position at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Christine VogelComputational and Structural Biologist

Christine Vogel originally trained as a biochemist in Germany, but moved to Cambridge, England, to obtain her PhD in computational and structural biology with Dr. Cyrus Chothia and Dr. Sarah Teichmann at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology.

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And Others

More participants for the 2018 World Science Festival will be announced in the coming days.

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