- join women scientists over dinner and dessert on the UC Merced Campus;
- talk with women who chose to work in scientific fields;
- learn about careers in fields such as psychology, engineering, physics, mathematics, and more;
- discover how these scientists mapped their path through college and into careers.
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All About Dinner With a Scientist
This annual event organized by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) invites Mariposa 9-12 grade female students to enjoy an evening of dining and Q & A table talks with professional women who chose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Held on the campus of the University of California, Merced, the event brings together faculty and community professionals to engage Mariposa students. There is no cost to participants and transportation is provided.
Dinner with a Scientist 2018
MCHS students as they just arrived at UC Merced Campus
Dr. Camille Carvalho is an assistant professor in Applied Mathematics. Her research interests are at the interface between physics and mathematics, including simulations and mathematical modeling of unusual wave phenomena in exotic materials.
Students speaking with Dr. Carrie Kouadio, Executive Director NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines and Professor, Engineering, UC Merced.
Dinner with a Scientist 2017
Mariposa AAUW was thrilled to take 32 MCHS 9th-12th grade female students UC Merced to enjoy an evening of dining and Q & A table talks with professional women who chose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students were thoroughly engaged in all three rounds of table discussions. It was a completely successful evening. Thanks so much to Trish Gilger, MyIP, for developing this event – this was the fifth year and it is here to stay! Thanks also to Marilyn Saunders, AAUW DWS Event Coordinator; Hannah Ewing, UC Merced School of Natural Sciences Event Coordinator; the many professional scientists who donated their time and expertise in spending an evening inspiring our high school attendees, and the many sponsors including UC Merced School of Natural Sciences, MyIP, Tavis Corporation and MCHS Academic Boosters Club.