Meet women in science careers here in Alaska and learn more about what they do, and why they love their jobs! Hands on activities at each booth will help students fully understand what each job does. Careers represented will include engineers, scientists, biologists, geologists, veterinarians, medical professionals, electricians, plant operators and many more!
Why: To inspire young women to pursue careers in fields they may not have otherwise considered.
There will be multiple guests representing a diverse slice of women in AK science fields. The event will begin with an intro designed to break down misperceptions about what people in their professions "look like" and then there will be time for students to visit tables and interact with scientists through hands on activities. Students will complete a passport and then submit them when complete for door prize drawings. The goal of this event is to introduce girls from a diverse background to women in science.