Oh Buffalo Gals won't you come out and play with us at our September Round-Up: Bones & Stones!
We are championing women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - the gals innovating our future.
The development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to America’s global leadership. Buffalo Gals understands that fostering an open and diverse scientific community that draws from an array of unique experiences and viewpoints is a necessary step to realizing this goal.
Supporting women STEM students and researchers is not only essential to transform infrastructure challenges; it is also important to women themselves. Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. And STEM careers offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting realms of discovery and technological innovation. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board.
Our featured speaker will be Dr. Heather Wilson - the first female president of South Dakota School of Mines. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the US Air Force Academy in the third class to include women and completed her master's and doctoral degrees as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England. She was the first female military veteran elected to a full term in Congress, serving New Mexico from 1998 to 2009.
Our hosts for the evening will be WiSE from the campus of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Buffalo Gals are dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls — as well as other underrepresented groups — in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by increasing the engagement of gals with STEM subjects in formal and informal environments, encouraging mentoring to support women throughout their academic and professional experiences, and supporting efforts to retain women in the STEM workforce.
Be a champion for women in STEM - Join us for Bones & Stones!
Bring your gal pals - this is going to be fun!
*Parking available in lot by the King Center.