The Women in Science Forum at Towson University provides an arena for science and mathematics teachers, students interested in careers in science and mathematics, and scientists and mathematicians from academia and industry to meet, network, and hear about the research of nationally known scientists and mathematicians. It is also a gathering in which we all learn about the varied career paths of women scientists and mathematicians and consider some of the issues involved in the decision to enter the discipline.
Speaker: Tameka Taylor, PhD Candidate
Topic: "It's YOUR Story To Create!"
About the speaker: Tameka Taylor is an Environmental Risk Assessor with the Environmental Protection Agency. She earned her BS in Chemistry at Towson University, and is a doctoral candidate in Bioenvironmental Science at Morgan State University. She evaluates data and makes determinations based on the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Pollution Prevention Act, and other policies, and she provides scientific expertise and technical advice to internal and external stakeholders, customers, and managing officials.
Speaker: Wendy Nelson, PhD
Topic: "A geologist’s timeline: My career evolution from “science something” to exploring volcanism by land and by sea"
About the speaker: Dr. Wendy Nelson is an Assistant Professor at Towson University in the department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences. She earned her BS and her MS in Geology at Brigham Young University, and her PhD in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University. Her research is motivated by the fundamental need to better understand the dynamic evolution of both the lithospheric mantle and the crust during geodynamic processes, especially those relating to melting and long-term lithospheric recycling.
Register here: 2021 Women in Science Forum Registration
Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00am to 11:30amVirtual Event