The Northwest College Foundation will host Astrid Northrup, NWC associate professor of engineering and mathematics, for the March Professor of the Month Talk at the Park County Library in Cody Saturday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m.
For her afternoon talk, she will share her research on a variety of topics regarding women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
“The topic is that women underestimate their abilities in math and science, and I'd like to dispute that,” said Northrup. “Girls are awesome at math and science, and they make great engineers and scientists.”
Northrup is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Wyoming. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology and is currently pursuing a doctorate in science education from the University of Wyoming.
Before beginning a teaching career at Northwest College, she served as a reservoir engineer and as a private consultant in the petroleum industry.
Northrup has taught at NWC for 19 years and is currently the division chairperson of physical sciences.
This event will take place in the library’s Grizzly Hall and is free and open to the public.
To learn more about Professor of the Month Talks, contact Carol Bell, NWC development manager for the Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-754-6190.
For Northwest College’s full calendar of events, visit http://nwc.edu/events.