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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Da Vinci Science Center

To mark Women’s History Month, the Da Vinci Science Center team will be hosting and participating in programs that feature women in STEM careers and the girls who are inspired to follow in their footsteps! 

The Science Center Senior Director of Education, Karen Knecht will be a featured panelist for a special PBS39 event on March 10th at 8 p.m. PBS39 will present The Future is Female: Women, Space and NASA, introducing viewers to the women powering NASA’s mission to put the first woman on the moon.

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Join the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Network on Thursday, March 11th for an hour-long virtual program, Successfully Navigating the Pandemic: Perspectives from Female Leaders in STEM and Your Inspiring Stories.

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Da Vinci Science Center’s Executive Director and CEO, Lin Erickson, will be giving a talk on the roles of innovation and creativity as catalysts for change during Rising Together’s Celebration of Women’s History Month on March 20th. She will be among more than a dozen community leaders and inspirational women taking part in an afternoon of stories, art and music. More information can be found at Women’s History Month Lehigh Valley 2021 WHM@CH

Virtual Events for Girls

WISE Virtual Career Connection Day: Healthcare Careers Inside Out
March 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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The month-long Science Club, STEM Girls! Robotics: Code It, Create It, is already sold out, but stay tuned for additional dates for this popular program!
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Spotlight on Female Scientists Turned Scribes

Primatologist Jane Goodall is a prolific writer who has shared her love for chimpanzees and her passion for conservation in dozens of books for adults and children. Learn more about her at the Jane Goodall Institute Homepage.

Laurie Wallmark is a software engineer and computer science professor turned Women-in-STEM author of five picture book biographies on women who changed the world.  Read more about Laurie Wallmark here.

In Calling All Minds, world-renowned scientist, inventor, and autism spokesperson, Temple Grandin, takes middle grade readers on an exploration of the science behind inventions and the ways young inventors can think about how tinkering leads to innovation. Discover more about Temple Grandin here.