Our friends at Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island in Second Life is hosting special activities to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The goal is to address the challenges for females undertaking studies and pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.), and to present forward-looking and pro-active options.

Etopia is participating in this event with special tours and storytellers. The schedule is full of fun things to do and you’re invited!


Women In S.T.E.A.M Schedule. All Times are Second Life Time (PDT):

8:00am – Self-guided tour of Etopia Island, Main Landing
Choose from several walking tours or take the Etopia Circle Line. Visit with storytellers to learn more about the contribution of real women to environmentally mindful community building and more. Tours are available for your convenience all day, every day.

9:30am – The Food Lady: Carving My Path in the Science of Nutrition with presenter Carla D’Andreamatteo (SL: LoppiBear) at the Research Pavilion, Healthinfo Island (Virtual Ability).

10:30am – Keynote Address – Lyr Lobo
A Journey into the Unknown: Women in STEAM
Join us as we reflect on the past, examine the present and gaze into the future of Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and mathematics (STEAM). What might be possible? Using a trivia game presentation style, Lyr Lobo, aka Dr. Cynthia Calongne, welcomes active participation in the chat log and will blend the speaker notes with trivia questions for everyone to enjoy!

11:00am – Interactive exhibits at the Women in S.T.E.A.M.
Thuja Hynes leads a tour of her Women in S.T.E.A.M. center, originally constructed at Science Circle and now hosted by Inspiration Island. Among the attractions are profiles of notable individuals, interactive exhibits such as Rate Your STEAM-ability and Share Your STEAM Heroes, and displays discussing the challenges as well as opportunities for females in education and careers.

11:30am – Tour of Nutrition Resource Center
StarLight will be giving a tour of the Nutrition Resource Center which provide links to healthy nutritional resources for those who seek to improve their health by changing their nutritional eating habits.  It serves as a bridge between sl and rl by providing  a jumping off point towards educating people about health and nutrition. Receive a gift and learn about our upcoming Nutrition support group.

12:00pm – Exploration of Brodmann’s Brain with OsanGar
OsanGar will review the cortical cytoarchitecture based on Brodmann Areas, followed by immersion into the brain and explanation of the region localization based on coordinates in the cortex planetarium. An interactive pose stand gives local chat about the resulting activations and what they mean. Q&A and special gift!

1:00pm –  TOUR new Library Land location for CVL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/197/201/21

2:00pm – Dance Off Some STEAM with DJ Urban King – Celebrate SciTechEnginArtyMath Geeks AfterParty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/215/27/23
Sponsored by VAI, RUC, & NPC.
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