Young Women's Conference in STEM

March 25, 2024

On March 15, 2024, at Princeton University, Lengying Khoo, Tejaswita Sharma, and Kimberly Rogan from the Space Physics Group shared information about the IMAP mission with over 800 middle school and high school students at the Young Women’s Conference in STEM.  The conference, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, introduces 7th to 10th-grade girls to careers in STEM through hands-on activities, small group presentations, a chemistry demo, and a keynote address. Girls spend the day learning about a huge variety of STEM careers and networking with prominent female scientists and engineers from around the world.  At the Space Physics Group table participants were given IMAP spacecraft lithographs, IMAP stickers, and solar viewers for the upcoming April 8th solar eclipse.  Several outreach activities were also on hand: one to show how ENA data collected from space missions may be mapped in a fun way using a LiteBrite and another with a water stream to demonstrate the shape of the heliosphere.  Lengying and Teji are postdoctoral research associates and Kimberly is an outreach coordinator.