2023 Celebration of Science set for Oct. 19-20

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Oct. 11, 2023 – DENTON – The annual Celebration of Science will be held Oct. 19-20 in the Scientific Research Commons and the Ann Stuart Science Complex on the Texas Woman's University campus.

The Celebration of Science honors the four divisions of TWU's School of Sciences: biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer sciences, and mathematics.

This year's celebration begins with the alumni reception on Thursday evening, Oct. 19, on the first floor of the SRC. Registration for this event is required. Click here to register.

Friday's speakers include three TWU alumna and three current TWU professors. There will also be student discussions with Emily Arellano from mathematics, Bethany Lazarus from informatics, Kiran Hina Tajuddin from biology, and Derek Aguilar from chemistry.

This year's Celebration of Science is in honor of Richard Sheardy, PhD, of the TWU division of chemistry and biochemistry as a tribute to his distinguished career and long time support of women in science.

On Friday, Oct. 20, the celebration moves to the ASSC. After a continental breakfast, speakers will begin making their presentations. Among the topics:

  • The Magnificent Journey: Challenges and Opportunities by E. Ann Nalley, PhD, TWU alumna and professor of chemistry at Clarence Page Endowed chair of math and science education at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.
  • You are the Captain of Your Own Career: to Thrive, Not Merely Survive by Karen Oates, PhD, professor of biology & biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.
  • The Power of Plants in Promoting Human Well-Being on a Changing Earth by Camelia Maier, PhD, TWU professor of biology
  • CDK4/6 Regulates Differentiation in Drosha and DICER1 Driven Tumors by Claudette Fraire, TWU Alumna
  • Using single cell mass spectrometry to evaluate CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing results by Tra Nguyen, TWU Alumna
  • Hardware Assisted Security for Cyber Physical Systems by Prasanth Yanambaka, PhD, TWU assistant professor of computer science
  • Reflections of a Half Century of Research on DNA Biophysics: The Women Scientists That I Have Mentored by Richard Sheardy, PhD, TWU professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Friday's events are free and open to the public.

For more details, visit the Celebration of Science website.

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