Montana Science Center hosts Women in Engineering Day
The Montana Science Center (MSC) is proud to announce the Women in Engineering Day on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 11am to 2pm. The Montana Science Center is hosting this event as part of their Women in STEM Series to honor International Women in Engineering Day, recognized as June 23rd each year.
During this time, the Science Center will feature local women engineers and scientists who will be leading activities and experiments that represent their field of study. The featured scientists and engineers include women engineers from local engineering firms including Northwestern Energy; HDR, Inc; and DCI Engineers. CEO of Wavelength Electronics, Mary Johnson will also present an activity.
MSC’s Executive Director, Abby Turner, states, “Creating gateways for students, particularly females, by introducing them to the extensive topics that encompass STEM, is a driving mission of the Science Center. We recognize that an introduction to engineering and technology is about much more than just tasks, it’s about creating a lifelong interest in exploring the world with a curious mind. Through our various programs we aim to introduce those students to a wide range of STEM activities in order to spark creativity and critical thinking. It is events like Women in Engineering Day that connect families with local engineers to seize the interest of children at a young age; which allows them to connect lessons learned at the Science Center or in class to real world application and the amazing places a STEM career can take them.”
Women in Engineering Day is open to the public and free with admission. Families will be able to explore the science center as well as the displays provided by the guest engineers.
The Montana Science Center is located at 202 S. Willson St. For more information, please contact Abby Turner at (406)522-9087, or see our website at www.montanasciencecenter.org.