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Designing Exhibits for Gender Equity

  • 22 Mar 2016
  • 10:30 AM (MDT)
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Designing Exhibits for Gender Equity

Miriam Langer, Presenter

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

March 22, 2016

10:30am

Miriam Langer, Professor of Media Arts and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, was recently selected to participate in a three-day conference/workshop at San Francisco’s Exploratorium on designing exhibits for gender equity. Ms. Langer is excited to share her experience as well as engage dialogue on the findings that resulted from their National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded, multi-year study on how girls do or do not engage with science exhibits.

The research was conducted with over 2000 girls at the Exploratorium, Minnesota Science Museum, and Arizona Science Center. The findings were released in December 2015 at a conference/workshop for participants from 20 museums nationwide. Although the research was specific to science exhibits, the subject will be relevant to all types of museums.

Miriam Langer is a professor of Media Arts and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. A graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, she is committed to spreading the word of interaction through open-source microcontrollers, and improving her Italian by using the Arduino. She's here to help anyone learn electronics or write code!

Hosted by: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Lecture Hall (STEM Education Wing), Albuquerque

RSVP: Mimi Roberts, Program Director for Media Projects, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs: mimi.roberts@state.nm.us

For those who are interested, the dialogue can continue over lunch at the Slate Street Café at the Albuquerque Museum Café http://www.slatestreetcafe.com/at_the_museum


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