Women in Science Showcase: A Story Collider Event

Presented by The Franklin Institute Awards Program

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Educators
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public

Join us for an intimate, story-telling event that will give you a glimpse into the minds of some of science's most visionary women. Featuring current and past Franklin Institute Award medalists and local female scientists pivotal to the annual ceremony, each story will explore inspirational moments, provide first-hand accounts of struggles and triumphs, and illustrate how science has had a profound impact on their lives.


Ruzena Bajcsy
University of California Berkeley/University of Pennsylvania
Recipient of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for her contributions to robotics and computer vision, specifically the development of active perception and the creation of methods to improve our understanding of medical images.

Raluca Ellis
Environmental Scientist
The Franklin Institute

Elissa Newport
Georgetown University
Recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for her contributions to understanding the nature of language acquisition in humans.

Sharon Thompson-Schill
University of Pennsylvania
Member of The Franklin Institute Committee on Science & the Arts, the panel annually responsible for selecting laureates.

Korah Lovelace
Freshman at Drexel University
Member of the first STEM Scholars graduating class

About Story Collider:
Science surrounds us. Even when we don't notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. At the Story Collider, we believe that everyone has a story about science—a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. We find those stories and share them in live shows and on our podcast. Sometimes, it's even funny.

Story Collider is a leader in the public science engagement space and podcasts one story a week, hosts events monthly in New York City, regularly in Boston, and occasionally elsewhere. For more information about the story collider, visit www.storycollider.org.


Ticket Prices:

$5 Non-members

Free for members and students with ID Call 215.448.1200