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October 17, 2005 :: Mentors Encourage Women in Science to Attend Graduate School

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Professional women involved in today’s cutting-edge sciences will gather with the brightest and best college students and faculty from Oklahoma and surrounding states at the Women in Science 2005 conference on Friday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Langston University-Oklahoma City campus.

This annual event will focus on preparing undergraduate students for graduate school and for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with special emphasis on nanotechnology, functional genomics, and plant virus biodiversity and ecology.

The conference, which features presentations from numerous dynamic women in science and technology fields, networking opportunities and face-to-face interaction with graduate school recruiters, is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and the National Science Foundation.

The conference is free but registration is required. Deadline for registration is Nov. 1. A detailed agenda and registration form are available online.

For more information, contact Shelley Wear in the EPSCoR office at 405.225.9287.