Entergy, Nuclear Clean Air Energy, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, College of Sciences, and the Harry Reid Center present:
Celebrating Women in STEM Education
Please join us as we Celebrate Pioneering Women in STEM Education with a special reception and lecture, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics, by award-winning biographer and scientist, Dr. Ruth Lewin Sime.
The reception will begin with a welcome from Dr. Denis Beller of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and remarks from Entergy CEO, Mr. John Herron. Clark County School District 5th grade teacher, Sharon Pearson, will be recognized for her outstanding achievements in the areas of STEM education. Images and abstracts from female faculty of the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences will be displayed throughout the recpetion.
At 8 p.m., Dr. Mary Palevsky, director of UNLV's Nevada Test Site Oral History Project will introduce our special guest speaker, Dr. Ruth Lewin Sime. Dr. Sime was born in New York, graduated from Barnard College in 1960 with a major in mathematics, and received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1964. Until she retired from teaching, she taught chemistry for over thirty years at Sacramento City College, an urban community college in California. Her Meitner biography, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics, was published in 1996 by the University of California Press and has been translated into German, Chinese, and Japanese. The book has won several awards and has been the basis for documentary films. In 2008 Ruth Sime was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for her current project, a biographical study of Otto Hahn during and after the National Socialist period.