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Want to Be a Forensic Anthropologist?

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Meet Tanya Peckmann, a Canadian forensic anthropologist who uses science to solve crimes. This video is part of the Women in Action video series produced by Techsploration and published here through an agreement with GotScience.Org. 

Techsploration’s Women In Action series delivers a quick overview of careers in sciences, technology, trades, and engineering. The series features short clips of various female role models. In addition to today’s forensic anthropologist, we have also featured a chemical engineer, a web designer, and others. The series introduces young women to careers in which females have been chronically underrepresented. The purpose is to inspire confidence in young women that they can explore and thrive in STEM careers.

Techsploration is a not for profit community organization based in Nova Scotia, Canada with a goal to increase the number of women working in science, trades, technical and technology-related occupations by assisting young women to explore career options in these fields. Since its inception almost 18 years ago, Techsploration has impacted more than 10,000 young women and countless role models, teachers, parents, and volunteers. Each participant leaves the program as a champion for changing gender stereotypes and encouraging policies and practices that create and maintain diversity in school and work.

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