Conference History

Conference History

Millersville University, the Hazeltine family, and Phoenix Contact, Inc., sponsor the Annual Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology Conference. The purpose of the conference is to encourage young women in science, mathematics and technology by giving them opportunities to meet with a variety of professional women role models who have successfully pursued scientific, mathematic and technology-oriented careers.

Millersville University invites middle schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools in Lancaster County and surrounding counties to select four female students and one teacher or advisor to attend this conference. The selection process is coordinated through the guidance counselor in conjunction with science and math teachers at each school.

Past Keynote Speakers


Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter, Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering, Campbell University


Dr. Claire Parkinson, Climate Scientist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
2017 Dr. Nancy Dennis, Associate Professor of Psychology and Lab Director of The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab, Penn State University
2016 Dr. Pamela Heinselman, Research Scientist with the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory 
2015 Dr. Lisa M. Porter, Professor in Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2014 Dr. Pamela Cook, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware
2013 Dr. Bernardine M. Dias, Associate Research Professor at Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
2012 Dr. Linda Vona-Davis, West Virginia University Department of Surgery
2011 Captain Colleen Nevius and Mr. William R. Readdy
2010 Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan
2009 Dr. Janice Cuny, Program Officer at the National Science Foundation.
2008 Dr. Diann Jordan, Environmental Biologist, Alabama State University.
2007 Dr. Sharon Haynie, Research Scientist for E.I.Dupont de Nemours and Co.
2006 Dr. Mary Beth Rosson is a computer scientist from Penn State University in the School of Information Science and Technology.
2005 Dr. Lori Kumar, an analytical chemist, is Vice President of Oral Care Research and Development at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
2004 Dr. Mary Muscari, an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Scranton, specializing in pediatric, psychiatric and forensic nursing.
2003 Ms. Stephanie Stockman, Goddard Space Flight Center, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Stephanie is a structural geologist and geoscience educator.
2002 Dr. Rachel Heather Swift, Executive Director of Clinical Development at Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Swift is a research physician specializing in clinical drug studies.
2001 Dr. Annalisa Crannell, Mathematician at Franklin & Marshall College. Her primary research is in topological dynamical systems (also known as "Chaos Theory").
2000 Dr. Susan K. Avery, Atmospheric Scientist at the University of Colorado, and Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environment l Sciences (CIRES).
1999 Dr. Priscilla Laws, Professor of Physics, at Dickinson College. Dr. Laws also currently directs an NSF-funded project that involves Pis at five institutions in a quest to promote activity-based physics teaching.
1998 Ms. LeeAnn Grayson, Forensic Scientist with the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Laboratory, Serology Unit, in Harrisburg.
1997 Dr. Wanda Filer, Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has also served as Assistant Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at York Hospital and as a Medical Commentator/Medical Expert for WGAL-TV 8 (NBC) in Lancaster.
1996 Dr. Sarah Leibowitz, Associate Professor at the Rockefeller University, specializing in brain neurochemicals and receptors and their relationship to ingestive behavior and endocrine and metabolic processes, and clinical eating and body weight disorders.
1995 Dr. Carol Jo Crannell, Astrophysicist in the Solar Physics Branch of the Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics at the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center.
1994 Dr. Gertrude Elion, Scientist Emeritus with Burroughs Wellcome Company, and 1988 Nobel Prize Recipient in Medicine with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black.
1993 Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Plant Biologist, The New Paradigm International, Washington, D.C.
1992 Dr. Mary Anne Carroll, Atmospheric Research Chemist, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Aeronomy Laboratory.
1991 Dr. Evelyn Fox Keller, Scientist and Author, University of California at Berkely.
1990  Dr. Mary Beth Ruskai, Mathematical Physicist, University of Lowell, Massachusetts.
1989 LCDR Colleen Nevius, Test Pilot, U.S. Naval Reserve.
1988  Dr. Estelle Ramey, Georgetown Medical School, Washington, D.C.