Stories of Women in Science: Four distinguished local scientists tell their own personal stories about a life in science
Sunday March 10, East Tennessee History Center, Downtown Knoxville
2:00-4:00 pm, all ages welcome


This event is a collaboration with the ET History Center highlighting women in science, in advance of our fundraiser.  A panel of four notable women scientists from our own region will each share stories about the personal relationships and discoveries that inspired their own careers in science, and “reports from the field” of the experience of women in the professions of science. This free informal event will take place in the auditorium of the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10.  The public is invited to attend.

The panel includes Dr. Theresa Lee, a behavioral neuroscientist and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Cynthia Peterson, a cell and molecular biologist and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Karla Matteson, a biochemical geneticist, and co-director of the UT Medical Center’s Genetics Center, and Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, an applied mathemetician and co-director of UT’s National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.  Local playwright Staci Swedeen will moderate. Staci is the author of the play “The Feeblemindedness of Woman,” about the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Gerty Cori, and a specialist in the history of women in science.

The panel discussion will be followed by open questions from the audience and a reception.  It’s a great time to invite students to attend and learn firsthand about the unique lives of practicing scientists and some of the many paths to success in science.  It would make a great mother/daughter or Big-Little Sister activity, too.  All ages are welcome.  Parking is free downtown in the Market Square or Locust Street garages.  For information, email Jamey Dobbs