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Emma Willard Tour, Dinner and Lecture on STEM for Girls

Emma Willard School

Our Thursday, September 27 event registration is now live. Space is limited. This is one you won’t want to miss. Sign up today at Eventbrite: http://ccgcdemma.eventbrite.com/

Event Description:

On the evening of Thursday, September 27, the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District will gather at Emma Willard School for a campus tour followed by an exciting dinner program featuring Dr. Meredith Legg—a Cornell-trained engineer—who will discuss her work in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) studies for girls.

If you have never visited Emma Willard School, you are in for a treat. Emma Willard is the oldest continuously operating girls boarding school in the country and also one of the very best. The campus is a collegiate gothic marvel and is absolutely stunning.

A delicious dinner prepared by Emma Willard dining will be served and includes:

  • Flank Steak (Non-vegetarian) OR
  • Eggplant & tomato stack (Vegetarian)
  • Tossed Salad
  • Roasted Vegetables (seasonal)
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Dessert: Apple Crisp

The cost for the event is only $25 and reservations must be completed by September 20th. Dinner selection (Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian) must be completed with registration.

Space is limited so reserve your spot now. Reservations can be made at Eventbrite: http://ccgcdemma.eventbrite.com.

Please contact Howard Kibrick ’87 at hkibrick@nycap.rr.com or (518) 505-2500 if you have any questions.

Meeting Location/Parking:

All attendees are asked to meet at the Lyon-Remington area. Parking is located behind the Hunter-Weaver buildings off of the main entrance from Pawling Ave.


  • 5:30 PM – Social gathering at the Lyon-Remington area (area where the filmed a scene for Scent of a Woman).
  • 5:45 PM – Guided Tour of Emma Willard
  • 6:30 PM – Dinner and Ezra/Emma connections shared by Emma Willard historian
  • 7:15 PM – Guest Speaker – Dr. Meredith Legg
  • 7:45/8:00 PM – Q&A from audience

Talk Synopsis:

In 2014, Emma Willard School will celebrate its 200th year of educating young women in all fields including science and mathematics. The legacy of the founder, Emma Hart Willard, continues today with the the creation of the Introduction to Engineering course for Emma’s 199th year. Meredith Legg, Chair in Instructional Technology and Classroom Innovation will discuss the creation of the engineering course, the integration of girl-centered pedagogy into the engineering curriculum, and the desired impact of high school engineering programs designed for girls on higher education institutions.

Guest Speaker Bio:

Meredith Legg, PhD, is the Sara Lee Schupf Family Chair in Instructional Technology and Classroom Innovation at Emma Willard School. Dr. Legg received her BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, and MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. Meredith’s graduate work focused on the development of mathematical models that help community’s in the recovery of hurricane damage. Meredith had a strong interest in working with women in science and engineering throughout her education, and actively participated in engineering outreach programs for girls. As a graduate teaching assistant, Meredith realized her passion for teaching and landed her dream job at Emma Willard School in 2010. As the Chair in Instructional Technology and Classroom Innovation, Meredith coordinates academic technology integration and is involved in developing STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) initiatives. Meredith teaches a Nonfiction and Media course for the English Department, and is currently developing an Introduction to Engineering course for the Science Department.