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Conference on Minorities And Women in Science Set for March 17 and 18

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The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Science Conference, titled “Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics” Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18 in the Science Center.

Feature events at the conference include student and faculty presentations of research, a keynote address, and a mentoring program for local schoolchildren.

This year’s guest of honor and keynote speaker is Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Toxicology Program. Olden is a cell biologist and biochemist who has conducted extensive cancer research and served on President George Bush’s National Cancer Advisory Board and whose work on drug treatment has been widely published. He will speak at a panel discussion open to the public on “Opportunities for Minorities and Women in Science, Mathematics and Engineering in the 21st Century” on Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m. in Science Center lecture hall D.

On Saturday, conference presenters will host 250 inner-city schoolchildren in the Mentors in Science Program at the Science Center, where Harvard students and faculty will demonstrate science concepts and then meet personally with children to discuss careers in science.

For more information, contact the Harvard Foundation at 495-1527 or by email at