On International Women's Day - Friday, March 8, 2019, WIB members participated in the program “Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar” from the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh. This program is hosted in bars across the city every few months, where scientists go to a bar to have a casual conversation with people who may wonder what the life of a “real scientist” is like or just want to have a chat with scientists and “shoot the breeze over a couple of drinks”!
From left to right: Russell Parkinson, Karen Carney, Kristi Allen, Blaise Brown, Caley Yakemowicz
In March, every scientist was a woman to honor International Women's Day. Karen Carney (Clinical Content Analyst - Via Oncology), our WIB-Pgh programming chair participated and was stationed at Federal Galley posting signs that read: “We are scientists. Ask us anything!” With her partner (Kristi Allen, a chemist), they talked to bar patrons about a variety of topics such as: What do clouds feel like? How can we make cars lighter and more fuel efficient? Are there endocrine disruptors in our water supply and how do they impact our bodies? Can humans smell pheromones? What a fun way to spend the evening and spread the greatness of science!
To learn more about the program, participate, or even recommend a scientist or a bar, click here.