Women in Science Conference 2023

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WIS students perform experiments at Beadle Lab 2019

Conference will be held March 31-April 1, 2023

The 24th Annual Women in Science Conference will be held on East Campus and the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sponsored by Nebraska EPSCoR, the NebraskaSCIENCE Program of Excellence, and the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, this two-day event brings high school students from across Nebraska and the Midwest region together to explore interests in science careers. Women in Science is for students who want to interact with career and academic professional women in science, meet current undergraduate science students and other high school students 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.


The 2023 conference will be held in-person at the Embassy Suites on Friday and on UNL East Campus on Saturday. Friday's schedule consists of a tour of Duncan Avation, and then the keynote speaker and a chance to meet with UNL recruiters. Saturday morning will be filled with hands-on activities for students to experience on East Campus.

Friday, March 31 - Tentative Schedule

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tour at Duncan Aviation
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration at Embassy Suites
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Department Displays at Embassy Suites
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Banquet and Keynote Speaker's Address at Embassy Suites

Saturday, April 1 - Tentative Schedule

9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Check-In at Hardin Hall, East Campus
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Welcome, Auditorium, Hardin Hall, East Campus
10 a.m.-11 a.m. First Round of Workshops at Hardin Hall, East Campus
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Second Round of Workshops at Hardin Hall, East Campus
12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Evaluation, Auditorium, Hardin Hall, East Campus

I am working on a letter of recommendation for a former graduate of mine to get into the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry because of Women in Science. My female students that attend seem to pursue higher degrees in education/careers due to having attended this fabulous function.

Ms. Marie Wadas Arcadia Public School, 7-12 Science Teacher

Registration is now closed

Registration for 2023 will open in January 2023. High school sophomore and junior students 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. Registration fills quickly, so interested high school teachers or counselors should contact us after registration closes to get on a waiting list at:

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



Students are encouraged to use hashtag NEBwis2023 to share their experiences with us during the conference on social media.

Selected students should know and agree to the following expectations prior to attending: I understand that the focus of this conference is exploring careers in science, and I will give my best effort to interact with the faculty and industry professionals who are volunteering their time to speak with me and to participate in the activities and workshops provided by UNL. For my safety, I will always be with at least one other member of the group and at least one teacher. During my stay at the conference hotel and on UNL property, I will treat my surroundings with the appropriate respect. I accept responsibility for any damage done to the hotel or any UNL property during my stay. I agree to follow the instructions and schedule established by conference activity workers. If at any time the UNL staff deems my behavior unacceptable, my guardians may be notified and I may be asked to leave the conference.