YSU hosts Women in STEM workshop, lecture

Heather J.H. Edgar, forensic anthropologist and professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, gives the keynote address at the 24th annual Edward W. Powers Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Career Workshop.

Women in ScienceThe free workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University. 

The event is designed to reveal to young women in grades 6 through 12 career opportunities in science and technology. It is open to middle and high school girls and features panel discussions and hands-on activities and lab demonstrations in biology and environmental science, chemistry, engineering, forensics and physical therapy. 

More information here, online registration at www.ysu.edu/WIS, or contact Diana Fagan at 330-941-1554 or dlfagan@ysu.edu.

The day before the workshop, Edgar presents the annual STEM Lecture, 1 p.m. Friday, March 29 in Room 132 of DeBartolo Hall on the YSU campus. The free, public lecture is titled “Missing and Murdered, Bones and Big Data.” 

Edgar holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a master’s from Arizona State University and a PhD from Ohio State University, all in Anthropology. Her primary research has been in dental anthropology. More recently, her work has been in using virtual osteology to democratize science and improve identification of missing and murdered American Indians.