Women in Science 2015

Mark your calendars for February 13-14

The 17th Annual Women in Science Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Sponsored by Nebraska EPSCoR, this two-day event brings high school girls from across Nebraska and the region to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to explore their interests in science careers. Women in Science is for students who want to interact with career and academic professional women in science, meet current female science students and other high school girls who are interested in science, and discover countless professions as diverse as biologists, geologists, engineers, food scientists, computer scientists, and those in the medical fields. Registration is now open online for teachers.

Tracy Bohaboj

Keynote Speaker: Tracy Bohaboj

Duncan Aviation

Tracy Bohaboj is a Certification Project Coordinator at Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she coordinates the FAA certification of a wide range of engineering projects. These projects include complex avionics installations, Special Mission installations, and interior alterations on business jets. Tracy joined Duncan Aviation in 2007 as a Structural Engineer and was promoted to a Certification Coordinator in 2010.

Before coming to Duncan Aviation, Tracy was an Aerospace Engineer for Raven Aerostar, the world's leader in the design and manufacture of highly technical aerospace, surveillance technology, navigation aids and specially sewn products located in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Prior to that, she served as a Mechanical Engineer for New Mexico State University stationed at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supporting the NASA Balloon Program Office. Thermal modeling and analysis of high altitude balloons and payload instrumentation for balloon flights was her primary focus. She was also a member of the Deployment Experiments for Ballooning on Mars (DEBOM) team where she conducted subscale prototype tests as role in planetary balloon technology development.

Tracy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University.


The 2015 conference will begin at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center at 3 p.m. on Friday, for those who are interested in a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. Then participants will head to the Holiday Inn for a banquet featuring our keynote speaker Tracy Bohaboj of Duncan Aviation. Saturday will begin with interactive panel and career discussions with professional women who are working in various science careers and then kick off a day filled with hands-on activities for students to experience in the Nebraska Union on City Campus.

Registration now closed

High school sophomore and junior women who have an interest in exploring a career in science are encouraged to attend. Participants are selected by their teachers based on interest and aptitude. Interested high school teachers or counselors should contact us for more information at:

UNL Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education
251 Avery Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0131