Adler Planetarium Women’s Board Gala to Celebrate Women Pioneers of the Space Sciences

 On April 24, 2018, Dr. Rosaly Lopes, senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and first female Editor-in-Chief of Icarus, a scientific journal dedicated to the field of planetary science, will be honored at the annual Women in Space Science Award Celebration hosted by the Adler Planetarium Women’s Board.  In addition, Nathalea Espinosa, an exceptional young woman who has made a special commitment to her STEM studies, and is an active participant in the Adler’s teen programs, will be presented the Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., Ph.D. STEM Award.

The celebration features a luncheon reception for event attendees and a keynote presentation given by Dr. Lopes (full bio below). Following the luncheon, approximately 250 young women from Chicago-area schools will participate in an afternoon of engaging STEM workshops at the Adler.

Since 2002, the Women’s Board has been a lead partner in supporting science education programs, research, and community outreach. The Board is vital to the museum’s efforts to reach underserved youth—with a special focus on young women—in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Adler Planetarium’s Annual Women in Space Science Award Celebration takes place April 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Drake Hotel in Downtown Chicago. The Student program will take place at 2 p.m. at The Adler Planetarium.

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