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March 5th, 2020

International Women's Day 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Girl Scouts of America, Clark Planetarium and L3 Harris will host hundreds of youth interested in science and technology on Thursday, March 5 at the Planetarium located at the Gateway.

The annual event works to encourage future generations of women leaders by introducing them to current female leaders in business, technology, education and government.

This year, the event will feature a series of hands-on science and education exhibits, as well as an interactive panel discussion.

Those on this year’s panel include the following female leaders:

  • Kerry Kelly, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering with the University of Utah;
  • Amy Jo Moore, Manager for Operations, Business Planning and Integration with Northrop Grumman;
  • Lindsie Smith, Clark Planetarium Director;
  • Aurora Taylor-Rojas, Vice President of Engineering for Broadband Communications Systems at L3Harris; and
  • Leyah Valgardson, Women’s Executive Leadership Coach, Feminine Culture Champion and Found of Leader’s Voice.

The panel will be moderated by L3Harris Systems Engineer at L3Harris.

“Each year, this event gives like-minded women, from all generations, the opportunity to encourage each other, learn from one another and share experiences and ideas,” said Lindsie Smith, Clark Planetarium Director and one of this year’s panelists. “We want this kind of collaboration to motivate girls and boys, who are interested in science and STEM, as they dare to move us in new and innovative directions.”

The event is free and almost full. However, individuals interested in attending may e-mail and request tickets until they are gone.

About Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium is Utah’s premier astronomy learning museum located in Salt Lake City at the Gateway Center. The Planetarium’s mission is to create and present enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science. Its exhibits are free to explore, and are open to the public, 354 days per year. The Planetarium accommodates more than 300,000 visitors annually. For more information visit or follow Clark Planetarium on Twitter or Facebook.