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September 04, 2015

Games & debate abound at Women in Science event

Lantern Theater Company brings together powerful female scientists

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ChemHeritage Chemical Heritage Foundation/for PhillyVoice

Chemical Heritage Foundation at 315 Chestnut Street.

Lantern Theater Company is bringing together science and theater during the Women In Science event at Chemical Heritage Foundation Saturday, September 19. The day-long event includes exhibits, debates and even a little bit of theater.

It all kicks off with the Women In Science Fair at 10 a.m. Local women scientists will share their work with the public in interactive and educational ways. During lunch, Lisa Rosner, a professor of history, will discuss women in science throughout history. Actresses portraying famous women scientists will join the lunch tables, too.

Breakout sessions fill the afternoon, with topics like modern science, women in science "Jeopardy," 18th-century scientist Jane Marcet and X-ray crystallography. Keynote speaker Danielle Bassett, Physicist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow, will lead the closing reception.

From there, ticket-holders are welcome to move to the Lantern Theater Company for a performance of "Photograph 51," a play about female scientist Rosalind Franklin's fight to work in a male-dominated industry. 

Women in Science 

Saturday, September 19
10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | $35
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St.
(215) 925-2222