SMU to host Sally Ride Science Festival April 26

Dr. Sally RideDr. Sally Ride, the United States’ first woman in space, has partnered with the SMU School of Engineering and ExxonMobil to bring the Sally Ride Science Festival to the Hilltop April 26.

The festival is designed to encourage more young women to pursue higher education and careers in math, science and engineering. Featured events include workshops for students, parents and teachers led by local scientists and engineers; a street fair with booths, activities, food and music; and a keynote speech by Ride herself.

Advance registration is required; the $18 fee includes all the day’s activities, plus lunch. Register online at the Sally Ride Science Fair website. For more information, visit the School of Engineering website.

Hear Ride’s interview on KERA’s “Think” or download it to your iPod (37 min.).