Anthropologist Keynotes YSU Women in STEM Workshop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Heather J.H. Edgar, forensic anthropologist and professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico will keynote the 24th annual Edward W. Powers Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Career Workshop.

The free workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 30 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University. 

The event is designed to reveal to young women in grades 6 through 12 career opportunities in science and technology. It is open to middle and high school girls and features panel discussions and hands-on activities and lab demonstrations in biology and environmental science, chemistry, engineering, forensics and physical therapy. 

For more information, visit the event page HERE. Register online at, or contact Diana Fagan at 330 941 1554 or

The day before the workshop, Edgar will present the annual STEM Lecture at 1 p.m. March 29 in Room 132 of DeBartolo Hall on the YSU campus. The free, public lecture is titled “Missing and Murdered, Bones and Big Data.” 

Edgar holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a master’s from Arizona State University and a PhD from Ohio State University, all in anthropology. Her primary research has been in dental anthropology. More recently, her work has been in using virtual osteology to democratize science and improve identification of missing and murdered American Indians.

Source: YSU News

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.