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Women in Chemistry Day

November 14, 2018 Tags: Academics , Community Engagement and Outreach , Distinctions , STEAM

On November 9th, the Chemistry Department at Saint Francis University hosted a Women in Chemistry day for select female high school students with an interest in the field of Chemistry. 

Women in Chemistry picturesTwenty-eight students, nominated by their teachers, from Altoona Area, Bellwood-Antis, Cambria Heights, Clearfield, Curwensville, Forest Hills, Harmony Area, Hollidaysburg Area, Oakland Catholic, Penn Cambria, and Tussey Mountain high schools attended the event.

The visiting students had the opportunity to learn about the many opportunities in chemistry and how SFU can help them reach their goals. The students chatted with and learned from alumni Kate Knorr '07, who works in the FBI latent fingerprint division in Quantico, VA as well as learning about chemistry business opportunities in our area with other SFU alum, Jennifer Weyant and Diane Gormley. The high schoolers participated in 10 minute hands-on activities, and also met with current SFU students who presented their chemistry research projects.

Students noted the event was "very informative and interesting" and another commented, "I love the teachers and atmosphere at SFU."

This was the second year Saint Francis has hosted a Women in Chemistry day event, with plans to continue in future years.

Chemistry at Saint Francis University