Women in Science Respond to Lab Girl

  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Africa Room

Gumberg Library invites you to Women in Science Respond to Lab Girl, a panel discussion focusing on the themes found in Hope Jahren's celebrated 2016 memoir. This conversation will feature Duquesne faculty members and alumni sharing their insights and experiences as women working in the sciences.

Lab Girl documents Jahren's successes and sacrifices as she struggles to establish herself as a scientist in a field traditionally dominated by men. Panelists will speak on themes raised in the book such as: establishing a laboratory, competing for funding, and balancing work and personal life. They will also discuss their own experiences with gender issues as scientists, and offer advice for women pursuing careers in science.

This discussion is the kickoff event for The NEA Big Read @ Duquesne, and attendees will receive a free copy of Hope Jahren's Lab Girl. Gumberg Library also has a supply of free copies of Lab Girl - please contact Maggie Cowburn for details on how to receive a book.

This event is free and open to the public.

Panelists:

Dr. Fatiha Benmokhtar, Assistant Professor, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Physics

Dr. Plaxedes Chitiyo, Assistant Professor, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Center for Environmental Research and Education

Dr. Jelena M. Janjic, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Kristen Klucevsek, Moderator, Teaching Assistant Professor of Scientific Writing, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Dr. Lauren O'Donnell, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Irene Qualters, Associate Laboratory Director for Simulation and Computation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Duquesne Alumna

Women in Science Respond to Lab Girl