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Astronaut Sally Ride speaks on "Keeping Girls Interested in Science"

Astronaut Sally Ride speaks on "Keeping Girls Interested in Science"
Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space and now professor of space science at the University of California at San Diego, will give a talk on the topic of science education - "Keeping Girls Interested in Science."
Sally Ride (top) and Kathy Sullivan eat together on Ride’s second spaceflight. The photo is in the right orientation. Photo copyright: NASA



Event: "Keeping Girls Interested in Science": Dr. Sally Ride to speak

Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Date: Feb. 18

Description: Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space and now professor of space science at the University of California at San Diego, will give a talk on the topic of science education - "Keeping Girls Interested in Science."

According to a National Science Foundation Report, women represent 46 percent of the workforce but hold only 25 percent of the jobs in science, engineering and technology. Dr. Ride is the founder of Sally Ride Science, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting and sustaining students' (especially girls aged 10-12) natural interests in science and technology.

Come early for refreshments and visit with members of Women in Science student organizations at 3:30 p.m. outside the Avaya Auditorium.

Speaker Bio: In addition to being the first American woman in space, Sally Ride has served as a member of the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology and is the only individual to have investigated both the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia accidents.

Dr. Ride has written 6 books, received numerous honors and awards, including induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the California Hall of Fame, the Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Her momentous journey to space inspired the foundation of Sally Ride Science in 2001, whose mission is to motivate young women to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science, math, and technology.

Location: ACES Avaya Auditorium

Contact: Judy L Dean | 512-471-5763

Sponsor: College of Natural Sciences, UTeach Natural Sciences and Women in Science

Admission: Free
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