National Archives at Kansas City

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and The Impact on Women's Equality

Women’s History Month Program

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and The Impact on Women's Equality

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City (MO)…On Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will present, in partnership with American Association of University Women-Kansas City (MO) Branch, Crystal Wolfe and Winnie Weinrich, who will provide commentary and discussion regarding STEM and The Impact on Women's Equality, in recognition of Women’s History Month. A free light reception will precede the lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Over the past century, women have made significant advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Yet to date, they do not make up even half of those who have careers in STEM related fields. Crystal Wolfe and Winnie Weinrich will discuss the history of women in the sciences and what the future holds for women pursuing STEM careers, based upon recent AAUW research related to Women's History Month. Weinrich is the current president of the AAUW-Kansas City Branch; Wolfe is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Missouri and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intern.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing kansascity.educate@nara.gov . Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

About the Speakers

Winnie Weinrich is a University of Missouri -Kansas City graduate and is currently serving as president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the American Association of University Women. She has previously held the offices of Programs VP, Secretary, Thorpe Menn Co-Chair, and the Re-Entry and Wagy committee member. She has been a frequent commentator on KKFI radio's "Every Woman" radio broadcast and performed during 2014 at the Women's Equality Week presentations as Bella Abzug.

Crystal Wolfe is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A non-traditional student, she returned to school after working in the information technology industry for over a decade. She was the recipient of the 2013 American Association of University Women Re-Entry Scholarship and Centennial Scholarship. In 2014, she interned with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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