“I’m not good at math,” she said.

“The topic is that women underestimate their abilities in math and science, and I’d like to dispute that! Girls are awesome at math and science; and they make great engineers and scientists.”               — Astrid Northrup, PE

NWC Professor of the Month Talk with Engineering & Mathematics Instructor Astrid Northrup,   on Women in STEM –  1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Astrid’s skill set encompasses all four disciplines.

Astrid Northrup ([email protected]) earned her B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology (Montana Tech) in 1984 and her M.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech in 1986. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming. She worked in the petroleum industry as a reservoir engineer and as a private consultant before moving into a teaching career at Northwest College, Powell, Wyoming, for the past 19 years. She is currently the division chair in the Science and Mathematics Department. She is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in science education at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

“A little tenacity goes a long way in this profession, and I don’t believe my gender has held me back in any significant way.”         — Astrid Northrup P.E.

The program is free and open to the public at the Cody library in Grizzly Hall.

 More… .Women in STEM resources at your Library – including electronic resources donated by Soroptimist International of Cody.

Professor of the Month Talks are underwritten by Park County Library SystemPark County Library FoundationNorthwest College Foundation and Northwest College to share the knowledge and expertise of Northwest College faculty.