Women in Science NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
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California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Thursday, March 5, 2020
“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences | Thursdays
NightLife is celebrating International Women’s Day by handing over the mic and giving the spotlight to women in science.
Music by Lady Ryan
Schedule of Events:
Live Talks: Women in Science
- At 7:30, Catch a live talk from Dr. Natalie Rens, neuroscientist, artificial intelligence strategist and self-proclaimed space nerd, to learn about her cutting edge work with AI and space travel.
- At 8:30, Alie Ward of the Ologies podcast hosts an insightful discussion on what it’s like and what it means to be a woman in science with Dr. Shannon Bennett, the Academy’s Chief of Science; Dr. Desiré Whitmore, Senior Physics Educator at the Exploratorium; Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Director of Communications and Science Outreach for CienciaPR; and Dr. Sima Bouzid, data scientist at Invitae.
- 8:00 pm Experience: Science Meets Art
Learn about research emerging out of Joshua Tree National Park with a short pop-up talk and a hands-on printmaking activity from Dr. Juniper Harrower, who specializes in studying species interactions under climate change and runs SymbioArtlab, an environmental arts production company linking art and science.
- All Evening Women in Science Showcase Project & Swamp – Meet IF/THEN ambassador Dorothy Tovar and Priscilla San Juan of Stanford’s Hermanas in STEM, to learn about two programs focused on serving historically underrepresented groups in STEM. Check out fascinating specimens from the Academy’s scientific collections and the history of those built and stewarded by women.