During Women's History Month (March) in 2023, Dr. Alanna Lecher organized the inaugural Women in Environmental Science Conference to help foster continued interest in STEM.

High school and community college students from the surrounding area, as well as Lynn undergraduate students, were all invited to participate in the day's events, which included interactive research discussions, skills workshops in archaeology, chemistry and biology, networking opportunities, and a discussion on what it means to be a woman in environmental sciences.

"It was an exciting day where we discussed women-specific topics when it comes to working in a science-related field," said Lecher. "Our goal was to share why female students should be interested in pursuing a degree and subsequent career in science, and we plan to host future Women in Environmental Science Conferences to continue the dialogue with students interested in pursuing a career in the sciences."

Browse the contents of 2022-23: Women in Environmental Science Conference:

2022-23 Women in Environmental Science Schedule
2022-23 Women in Environmental Science Conference Sessions