Magilton Hosts U.S. State Dept Leadership Program Scientists

Magilton Hosts U.S. State Dept Leadership Program Scientists

18 Oct 2017    

State Dept Visitors and Dr. Susan Weller

Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law program, joined a group of scientists from Curacao, Indonesia, Mongolia, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom as part of their three week trip across the U.S. this week. The intent of this trip is it to have diplomatic visitors, here for a U.S. State Dept Leadership Program, explore ways to increase the participation of women and girls in STEM fields, examine how women contribute to economic growth, and engage with scientists and engineers around the United States who support and mentor women in STEM. The trip theme was inspired by the film Hidden Figures, and is titled “Hidden No More.”

They were joined by students from the Lincoln Public School’s Science Focus Program and Zoo School, Dr. Susan Weller the Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and  Professor of Entomology, Carrie Greenwald who is the Chief Fossil Preparator at the museum, and Lisa Lee the coordinator on behalf of the Lincoln Visitor's Council. The group discussed the research happening at the University of Nebraska as well as the projects these individuals are a part of.