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UN International Women & Girls in Science Day Celebration February 10-19, 2020

Come celebrate women in the sciences as part of UN International Women & Girls in Science Day!
Sponsored by UF Organizations, events for kids and adults are free and open to the public.



Dr. Jenny Tung: Geneticist & MacArthur Fellow

February 15, 2:00 – 3:00pm
“The Social Life of Genomes: Lessons from Our Primate Cousins”
Florida Museum of Natural History Facebook Event


Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Astrophysicists & Breakthrough Prize Winner

February 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
“Women in Astronomy, Yesterday and Today”
Pugh Hall, UF  Facebook Event



FIRST MAGNITUDE: Talk Science With Her
February 13, 6:00 – 8:00pm Facebook Event 

First Magnitude
Meet women scientists and discuss their research at First Magnitude. Scientists attending.


DEPOT PARK: Science Day Fair
February 15, 10:00am – noon Facebook Event

Depot Park
Kid-friendly activities in Depot Park, hosted by UF student science clubs.


February 15, 10:00am – 3:00pm Schedule

Hands-on activities, scavenger hunt and more.



February 10

  • Dr. Patricia Mokhtarian presents “Pursuing the “Impossible” Dream:  Incorporating Attitudes into Regional Transportation Models.” Department of Coastal and Civil Engineering, 2365 Reitz Union, presentation 3:45 – 4:45 pm and reception 4:45 – 5:30 pm
  • WISE Career Panel:  Research Opportunities for Undergrads: Finding a research lab.  Carr Hall, Room 611, 5:15-6:15 pm https://wise.group.ufl.edu/

February 11

  • UN International Women & Girls in Science Day
  • Dr. Jennifer Shumaker-Parry presents “Chiroptical Activity of Symmetric and Asymmetric Plasmonic Nanostructures.” Department of Chemistry, Hernandez Hall, Room 221, 12:00 noon – 1:00pm

February 13

  • Dr. Wendy Bohon presents “Trust me, I’m a scientist!: The Science of Communication” Department of Geological Sciences, 3320 Reitz Union, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Panel for Women in Geosciences to follow.
  • Dr. Margaret Cheung presents, “Proteins in a crowd under heat and pressure,” Department of Physics 1002 NPB 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Women in Science and Engineering Career Panel.  Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, 100 NEB 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • “Talk Science With Her” have a drink with women scientists and talk about their research at First Magnitude 6:00 – 8:00 pm

February 15

  • “Science Day Fair” kid friendly science activities hosted by UF student clubs.  Depot Park 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • “Girls Do Science” hands on activities, scavenger hunt and more at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • “The social life of genomes:  lessons from our primate cousins” by Dr. Jenny Tung at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Refreshments to follow.  Facebook Event

February 19

  • Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell will meet with students and faculty 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • “Women in Astronomy, Yesterday and Today”  by Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Pugh Hall, University of Florida. 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Refreshments to follow.  Facebook Event


Physics lobby displaysFebruary 10 – 14, Physics Lobby Displays

Videos of interviews and demonstrations with women physicists. Poster displays of famous women physicists.



Download FLYER

Women in Science Flyer 2020


Scientists taking part in the First Magnitude Brewery event:

Dr. Anya Brown is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. She studies community ecology of coral reefs, from the microbes on coral surfaces to competition between corals and algae.

Dr. Maha Elbadry is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Emerging Pathogens Institute. She studies the evolution of mosquito-borne virus infections in Florida and Haiti to assess their potential to cause epidemics.

Dr. Rana Ezzeddine is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy. She studies the oldest stars to answer standing questions of modern cosmology regarding the nature and formation of the very first stars and galaxies

Dr. Deah Lieurance is an Assistant Extension Scientist. She studies invasion ecology and uses pest risk analysis to evaluate the invasiveness of non-native plants with the overarching goal of reducing plant invasions in the region.

Dr. Andrea Lucky is an evolutionary biologist in the Department of Entomology and Nematology who studies insects and invasion, specifically the biodiversity and conservation of ants, systematics and biogeography, as well as science communication.

Dr. Erin Patrick is a Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She studies how electronic interfaces can best communicate with the nervous system for improvement of neural prostheses and brain-machine-interfaces.

Dr. Lucia Steinke is an Associate Scientist in Physics. She is creating some of the coldest temperatures on the planet right here in Florida and is working with local and international researchers studying exotic states of matter at such extreme conditions.

Dr. Amanda Subalusky is an Assistant Professor of Biology. She studies how animals like hippos and wildebeest move resources across landscapes and influence ecosystems.

Dr. Lakiesha Williams is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. She studies Traumatic Brain Injury resulting from sporting and military incidents affecting both adolescent and adult populations.



College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UF Chief Diversity Officer
Physics Department
Biology Department
Geology Department
Astronomy Department
Entomology Department
Chemistry Department
Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics
Biodiversity Institute
Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences
Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Research
UF Women in Science and Engineering
Florida Museum of Natural History

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