Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Registration

Lobby, Student Memorial Center 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Orientation

Multipurpose Room (MPR), Student Memorial Center 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa M. Porter, Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Presentation Title: Personal Journey into a STEM Career: Spontaneous Developments and Lessons Learned Along the Way

Location: SMC Multipurpose Room

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Sessions

Session 1  10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

1.    Caterpillars, Kangaroos, Cats, and Cuttlefish: Animal Behavior is Great……... SMC
       Jean Boal, Ph.D.
       Professor of Biology, Millersville University

2.    Environmental Protectors: A Day in the Life........SMC
       Courtney Blontz and Jillian Gallagher
       Air Quality Specialists, PA Department of Environmental Protection

3.    Crayons and Computers: Awesome Pictures of Mathematics..............................SMC
       Annalisa Crannell, Ph.D.
       Professor of Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College

4.    “Nuclear” Does Not Have to be a Scary Word……... SMC
       Paula Mancini, Program Chair - Nuclear Medicine Technology
       Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

5.    Extractables and Leachables:  A Chemist Story.............................SMC
       Mai Jacques, Ph.D.
       Senior Chemist, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.

Session 2  10:55 - 11:25 a.m.

6.    Behind the Scenes at WGAL-TV; My Adventures as a Broadcast Meteorologist..........SMC
       Christine Ferreira
       Meteorologist, WGAL-TV

7.    The Right Stuff:  Do You Have What it Takes to be a Scientist? ..........................SMC
       Dominique Didier, Ph.D.
       Associate Professor of Biology, Millersville University

8.    This Place is a Zoo! Careers in the Zoo Field and How to Get Them........SMC
       Marina Haynes
       Curator of KidZooU, Philadelphia Zoo

9.    Labs! Demos! The Excitement of Teaching Chemistry ............SMC
       Theresa Holton and Amy Thompson
       Chemistry Teachers, Hempfield High School

10.  Can You Roll Your Tongue? ............SMC
       Rebecca Sullenberger
       Certified Genetic Counselor, Lancaster General Health

Session 3  12:40 - 1:10 p.m.

11.  Hey, This Geophysics Stuff Really Works! ................SMC
       Felicia Kegel Bechtel
       President, Enviroscan Inc.

12. Physics: The Analysis of the Nature................................SMC
       Xin Li, Ph.D.
       Assistant Professor of Physics, Millersville University

13.  A Day in the Life of an Obstetrician Gynecologist.........................................SMC
       Jill Satorie, MD
       OBGYN of Lancaster

14.  Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat! ………………....SMC
       Jennifer Schaefer
       Registered Dietician, Lancaster General Health

15.  Girl Power!  Women Make Great Energy Engineers........................................SMC
       Jeannie Sikora
       Senior Engineer, CLEAResult

 Session 4  1:20 - 1:50 p.m.

16.  Breathing Matters.......SMC
       Cheryl Garner
       Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator, Lancaster Regional Medical Center

17.  Using the Sun to Run Your Cell Phone:  Possibilities for the Future..........SMC
       Kathryn Allen, Ph.D.
       Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Millersville University

18.  3 Awesome Reasons to Love Working for the Lancaster County Conservancy......SMC
       Lydia Martin
       Education Specialist & Land Steward, Lancaster County Conservancy

19.  Engineers Are Women Too! ...........SMC
       Joan Greenslade
       Chemical Engineer, Armstrong World Industries

20.  Cracking the Code:  What’s Missing in Computer Science? ...........SMC
       Stephanie Schwartz, Ph.D.
       Associate Professor of Computer Science, Millersville University

Session 5  2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Join a Millersville math or science student for a visit to the science complex. Tour stops will include:

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