Magee-Womens Research Institute Hosts ‘Tour Your Future’
WHAT: Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) has partnered with Carnegie Science Center as a host for a ‘Tour Your Future’ event, where young girls from across the region meet female professionals who work in fields of science, technology, engineering and math. At MWRI, girls will discover cutting-edge research being done in women’s reproductive health, including how worms might be the key to fertility. Participants will conduct hands-on exercises, including using 3-D printed models.
- Charelle Carter-Brooks, M.D., graduate medical fellow, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, University of Pittsburgh, and primary investigator, MWRI
- Judy Yanowitz, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive sciences, Pitt, and primary investigator, MWRIudy Yanowitz, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive sciences, Pitt, and primary investigator, MWRI
- Sharon Hillier, Ph.D., director of reproductive infectious disease research, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and primary investigator, MWRI
- 15 girls, ages 11 through 17
WHEN: 11:15 – 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28
WHERE: Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave, Oakland.
WHY: Tour Your Future is a career exploration program that gives girls, ages 11-17, an opportunity to meet female professionals who work in various organizations. The program shows girls that they can find a place in science by introducing them to diverse STEM careers -- from avian zoologists and accountants to software engineers and surgeons -- at their work sites.
Note to media: This event is not open to the public, but members of the media are welcome to attend. If you are interested in covering this event, please contact Amy Charley in advance at 412-738-3511 or CharleyA@upmc.edu.