March 7

SHEroes in STEM


March 7, 2020

10am - 2pm

Included with Thanksgiving Point membership and included with venue admission


'SHEroes in STEM' is a kickoff event to celebrate International Women’s Day. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Come learn about these different fields of work with engaging activities and presentations. Bring the whole family to enjoy this showcase of how women take part in many different STEM professions!


The year 2020 marks 100 years of women’s suffrage and other significant advances for women in the STEM field.

To help us learn more about women’s history in Utah and some of their major accomplishments the nonprofit organization Better Days 2020 will be in attendance. To learn more about their organization visit their website

Thanksgiving Point is ready to celebrate the “Year of the Woman” and inspire the community to explore activities and careers surrounding STEM. You won’t want to miss it! 


Demonstrations - Traveling Exhibit Classroom:

10 am - Noon:

  • Plant Museum Vouchers with Erin Riggs, Curator at Utah Valley University
  • Fun with Light with Bonnie Anderson, Professor, Physics Department at Utah Valley University
  • Software Engineering with Jamie Morningstar, Senior Manager of Software Engineering

Noon - 2 pm:

  • Math, Magic and Puzzles with Dr. Violeta Vasilevska, Professor, Department of Mathematics at Utah Valley University
  • Sheep Brain Dissection with India Henrichsen
  • Visualization of Germs with Lauren Brooks, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Utah Valley University


11:00am - Curiositology Workshops: Come learn how science is about asking questions, getting wrong answers, and asking more questions!

1:00pm - Biomimicry Jitter Bot Workshop: Learn what biomimicry is and how it's related to robots.

Ongoing Activities

  • Design Your Own Bridge Challenge
  • Fun with Biofuels
  • Exploring Earthquakes
  • Entomologist Station

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