Women in Science

Nelson Labs at Utah STEM Fest

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Nelson Laboratories’ Women in STEM Education (WISE) Committee is exhibiting for the third year in a row at the Utah STEM Fest. The Wise Committee is partnering with Junior Achievement of Utah to bring hands-on activities that will surely spark students’ interest in science and science careers.

The Nelson Labs booth will have hands-on activities and fun giveaways for students. Activities include a bullseye micropipette game, a nitinol wire demonstration, a microorganism matching game, microscopes to view microorganisms, and a life-size skeleton equipped with real medical devices.

“The booth aims to engage students by highlighting scientific techniques used every day by the global experts at Nelson Laboratories,” said WISE Committee Co-Chair and Senior Director of Laboratory Operations, Tina May. “This is our 3rd year exhibiting at the Utah STEM Fest, and we love the opportunity to connect with students and encourage them to consider the life sciences when choosing their career.”

STEM Fest is held on October 3 & 4 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, UT.  The event is for 5th-10th grade students; it is also open to the general public from 2:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 3. Nelson Laboratories’ booth is #321.

The WISE committee is comprised of 17 women scientists and leaders at Nelson Laboratories who are committed to bringing the passion for STEM careers to youths of all ages.