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IMG_5925 Women In Science panel

Mel White (who has a Ph.D. in information sciences), Rachael Acks (a geologist), Paige Roberts (data scientist), and Sigrid Close (a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and ArmadilloCon 2014 science Guest of Honor) at the Women In Science panel

Mel White (who has a Ph.D. in information sciences), Rachael Acks (a geologist), Paige Roberts (data scientist), and Sigrid Close (a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and ArmadilloCon 2014 science Guest of Honor) at the Women In Science panel.

They talked about discouragement, both subtle and overt, that women in science and engineering fields have experienced historically and still experience. The panelists and the audience had plenty of personal stories to tell in that regard. They also talked about what is needed to change that at both ends of the pipeline -- from childhood to mid-career women scientists and engineers. A blog post is coming.

IMG_5925 Women In Science panel