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Diversity in Science Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Featured Topics and Panelists:

Women and Science Leadership

Norma Clayton, 2009 Women of Color Technologist of the Year; Vice President, Learning, Training & Development, The Boeing Company

Inspiring and driving individual, team, and organizational performance can be a tough job. Women in leadership roles in historically male-dominated fields of science, technology and engineering have traveled a particularly interesting path. But the climate for women who aspire to leadership roles in the sciences is changing considerably, with more women than ever before pursuing careers in science. Find out how women are leading the way in science today.

Research in a Pharmaceutical Setting: An Opportunity to Advance Science and Help People

Aparna Deora, Ph.D.,Associate Research Fellow, Global Biologics, Pfizer, Inc

Find out about educational paths to pharmaceutical research, career opportunities in industry and how state-of-the-art scientific research leads to state-of-the-art new medicines.

Bleeding Control in Health and Disease

Matthew Ndonwi, Ph.D.,
Founder, Diversity Postdoctoral Association, and Staff Scientist, Internal Medicine/Hematology, Washington University School of Medicine

To prevent fatal bleeding from an injury, blood at the site of a wound is converted to a solid form called a clot, which seals wounded vessels. Clots sometimes form in the absence of injury, leading to heart attacks and strokes. Learn about work in Hematology to control clotting in both health and disease.

Plant Biotechnology for the Next 50 Years

Oliver Yu, Ph.D., Associate Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

With increasing populations, a warming atmosphere, and depleting nature resources, the challenges for plant scientists are enormous. The most urgent problems plant scientists will face over the next 50 years are being helped by advances in modern plant biotechnology.


STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES TO COMPETE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – one $250 Middle School Student Scholarship and one $250 High School Student Scholarship. Attend 3 of the 5 seminars or panel discussions and write about your experience. Scholarship decisions announced in May 2010!

To be held at Kirkwood High School Keating Theater, 801 W. Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Parking free in the high school lot.

This event is free and open to middle and high school students, teachers, adults, and the general public.

Pioneering Science Series co-sponsor:


Thursday, March 4, 2010
7:00 PM-8:30 PM