— 15th Annual —
Nebraska Women in Science Conference
February 15-16, 2013
Embassy Suites Lincoln
Dr. Jane Meza, Ph.D
Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
As a statistician for the Children's Oncology Group, Dr. Meza has been involved in a National Cancer Institute funded study investigating the treatment and symptoms of rhabdomysocarcoma, a cancerous tumor of striated muscle that is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents.
She has also studied the effect of glaucoma treatments on eye color and gene behavior during breast cancer. Her methodological research focuses on statistical issues related to small-area estimation. These methods have been extended to disease mapping applications and combining national and state data to estimate the probability of a rare event.
High school sophomore and junior women who have an interest in exploring a career in science are encouraged to apply. Participants are selected by their teachers based on interest and aptitude.
Interested high school teachers or counselors should contact:
Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
251 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0131
Save the Date!The 16th annual Women in Science conference will be held on February 21-22, 2014, with keynote speaker Tiffany Heng-Moss.
For Nebraska high school women who want to:
- Explore their interest in science careers
- Interact with career and academic professional women in science
- Meet current women science students
- Meet other high school women from across Nebraska and the region who are interested in science
- Discover countless professions as diverse as biologists, geologists, engineers, food scientists, computer scientists, and those in the medical fields
- Dr. Jane Meza,
- Panel discussions with professional women who are working in various science careers
- Tour UNL Center for Biotechnology
- Lunch with current women students to learn of their experiences and expectations
- Tour of a local hospital to observe people at work
- Hands-on workshops focusing on career opportunities