Could Mary have ever imagined that she would be considered a pioneer, a feminist, the mother of modern day science fiction, quite possibly inspiring scores of women to write in a genre or pursue STEM careers that, in her time was dominated by men?


 Where did that inspiration come from? While penning, The Modern Day Prometheus, could it be possible that Mary Shelley may have been inspired by Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell?  Did Dr. Victor Frankenstein inspire Professor Frank Pantridge?


Please join us to mix and mingle with STEM professionals and Science Fiction Writers. Stroll the exhibit floor meeting authors, artist, educators, and inventors. Sit in on co-ed panels moderated by today's leading women of science ... and  fiction, as we attempt to answer a new take on an aged-old question:


Which came first, the science or the fiction?