LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a "Women of the Year" luncheon on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. The luncheon will feature a panel of five former honorees recognized for their unyielding commitment to furthering science in the community. Former First Lady of California, Gayle Wilson, MUSES 1992, will moderate the panel discussion which will include the following remarkable honorees:
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. Oceanographer and Deep Sea Explorer, 1981 MUSES honoree
Anna Fisher, M.D. Astronaut, NASA, 1985 MUSES honoree
Susan Love, M.D. Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation for Breast Cancer, 1995 MUSES honoree
Lucy Jones, Ph.D. Seismologist, Chief Scientist, Multi Hazards Initiative, 1999 MUSES honoree
Each will discuss career challenges and current endeavors. If you wish to attend, please contact Patricia Torres for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like the mythological figures they are named after, THE MUSES strive to be patronesses of learning who stimulate innovation in science education. Five decades after the group was established in 1962, their membership and spirit of commitment continues to grow.
Today, THE MUSES encourage and provide public goodwill as well as financial assistance to the Science Center's education programs, contributing to the Science Center's role as a world-class learning institution for children, families, and educators.
Proceeds from the 50th annual "Women of the Year" luncheon will support a variety of programs including:
- Hands-On Science Camp - THE MUSES fund scholarships which provide pre-K through 8th grade children, from low-income families, with the opportunity to participate in Hands-On Science summer classes at the California Science Center.
- Science Center Community Youth Programs - offer science enrichment opportunities. THE MUSES provide sponsorship and volunteer participation for the Curator Kids Club for ages 10-13; and the Community Teen Program for grades 10-12.
- The annual California State Science Fair recognizes the achievements of 1,000 middle and high school students who win top honors at their county and regional science fairs to qualify for this statewide competition. THE MUSES contribute funding and volunteer time to support this two-day event.
More information about THE MUSES and the luncheon is available at: http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/GenInfo/Membership/Muses/Muses.php
California Science Center
SOURCE California Science Center