Award-Winning NASA Physicist Speaks At LWV Event
Lakewood resident Dr. Sheila G. Bailey, Senior Research Physicist at NASA Glenn Research Center, is the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters' public meeting series titled, Women Who Know Their Place. Her talk, "Science and Petticoats," is set for Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Trinity Commons at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. The public is invited to attend, with free parking for attendees behind the Cathedral off Prospect Avenue.
Dr. Bailey will talk in general about women in science, and more specifically, about women at NASA, especially Glenn Research Center. She will discuss Science and Engineering as careers for women. Bailey has a B.S. from Duke University in physics, a M.S. in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Manchester in England. She has authored or co-authored over 165 journals and conference publications, 9 book chapters, 8 patent disclosures and two patents. She is known as an active and ardent mentor, introducing women to physics.
Among Dr. Bailey's extensive achievements are the faculty excellence award from Baldwin Wallace College and the Federal Women's Program award. She is an Ohio Academy of Science "Exemplar." She was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for her work in space photovoltaics. Inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 2003, Dr. Bailey is the only female member of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference Cherry Committee and the International World Conference Advisory Committee. She has been executive vice president of the Engineers and Scientists Pact of IFPTE Local 28 Lewis Engineers and Scientists Association for 20 years. Currently she is an associate faculty member of the International Space University.
Dr. Bailey's April 8th talk will conclude this season's series of Women Who Know Their Place. The League's First Thursdays speaker series has featured women who have achieved a high degree of success in their fields and also celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Preceding Dr. Bailey in this speaker series were: Susan Goldberg, Editor of The Plain Dealer; Deborah Gribbon, Interim Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art; Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Barbara Anne Ferris, President of the International Women's Democracy Center.
For more information call the League office at 216 781-0555 or visit http://www.LWVCuyahogaArea.org. Program funding is provided by the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area Education Fund, Inc. Become a fan of the League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area on Facebook.