Dinner with a Scientist

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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.

  • 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.

Images from the event


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

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