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Thursday, February 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Changing Challenges into Opportunities

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A wheelchair didn’t stop Rebecca Tripp from doing field research in treetops with Dr. Meg Lowman (aka Canopy Meg). Rebecca will share about her experiences with a summer research project, conceived by Dr. Lowman, giving mobility challenged students the ability to focus on science by rethinking traditional “barriers” and creating opportunities for success.

You can hear a podcast about Rebecca here.
Read more about Rebecca in this summary of the Dec/Jan 2013/2014 Ability Magazine article Ability Magazine.

Dr. Meg Lowman has her own set of stories of charting a path through barriers and creating her own successes. Her research has taken her across the world and from the surface of the earth to the leafy tops of rain forest canopies. But she’s also journeyed along the career path of a scientist as a woman. Her stories of challenges, opportunities, and the work still to be done for diversity in science careers will give us a unique perspective on the issues and opportunities.

Read more about Meg on her ScienceOnline Board announcement.


Meg Lowman

California Academy of Sciences
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Thursday February 27, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
CONVERGE Room (1cd) McKimmon Center
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