Central Connecticut State University has invited Dr. Yvonne Kielhorn, Why Science® Founder and CEO, to speak during their Women’s History Month Luncheon on Thursday, March 14th at noon.  This year, as the university celebrates women in STEM, CCSU has asked Dr. Kielhorn to speak about the highlights and challenges of her life and career as a female scientist and engineer.

“I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to share my experiences as a female scientist and engineer with faculty, students and staff at CCSU as we celebrate women in STEM during this Women’s History Month,” Kielhorn said.

March is also International Women’s Month, and when the committee began searching for award-winning female scientists in Connecticut, they came across Dr. Kielhorn’s biography.

“The CCSU Committee for the Concerns of Women chose Dr. Kielhorn to speak because we thought that she would be a perfect fit for students, particularly young women in science, because Dr. Kielhon is an African American and a leader in the field,” said Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Ellen Retelle, Ph. D.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Centix, at the Student Center Information Desk, or by calling (860) 832-1989. The luncheon is at noon in the Connecticut Room.

The CCSU Women’s History Month luncheon is sponsored by the Committee on the Concerns of Women, the Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center, the CCSU Office of Diversity and Equity, the CCSU Office of Student Affairs, the CCSU History Department, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions.  Comprising five schools–the Carol Ammon School of Arts & Sciences; Business; Education & Professional Studies; Engineering & Technology; and Graduate Studies–CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master’s and sixth-year levels and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  CCSU is located at 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053.


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