Event Title

Afternoon Engineering & Astronomy Panel

Presenter Educational Level

graduate

Department

Engineering/Astronomy

Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

Start Date

20-3-2021 1:00 PM

Abstract

Join this panel to hear about women in engineering and astronomy! This panel represents a broad range of education levels and experience in a variety of engineering fields as well as astronomy.

Biography

Misti Clark is a Professor of Computer Science for Collin College and an experienced Education Consultant. She has taught CS and Software Engineering courses for over 10 years. She was instrumental as senior leadership in the launch of a K-12 Computer Science Education franchise in the DFW area. She also has industry experience in Project Management, Software Architecture, Operations, and Database Administration in Healthcare Informatics. She holds dual Master's degrees in Computer Science and Bioinformatics.

Maria McClintock is a Senior Biochemical Engineer at Cargill. She did her BS in chemical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth Engineering. After her BS, she went on a Fulbright Fellowship to Thessaloniki Greece. While in Greece she started an engineering educational program focused on Synthetic Biology. Maria continued her studies at the University of Minnesota where she earned a PhD in chemical engineering with a minor in public affairs. Upon completion of the PhD Maria joined Cargill‘a Core Research and development Team where her primary role focuses on automation and process development.

Dr. Lesley Simanton-Coogan is the Planetarium Director and a Lecturer at the University of North Georgia in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She received her B.A. degree in physics at Albion College (Albion, MI) and her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Toledo (Toledo, OH). She has researched populations of star clusters and galaxy evolution. Currently, she works on science outreach through the planetarium and designs and teaches astronomy labs.

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Mar 20th, 1:00 PM

Afternoon Engineering & Astronomy Panel

Join this panel to hear about women in engineering and astronomy! This panel represents a broad range of education levels and experience in a variety of engineering fields as well as astronomy.