By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Franklin Institute is hoping to increase public awareness about the role of women of color in the field of science.

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In it’s 5th year, the Color of Science is a two-day, two-part event designed to highlight the strong need for diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

“We want to reach aspiring young scientists, parents of aspiring young scientists, their teachers, their family members,” says Dr. Jayatri Das — Chief BioScientist at the Franklin Institute.

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Dr. Das is one of four women panelists who will talk about the ups and downs of a STEM career Friday night:

“We’ll be talking about some of our backgrounds that inspired us to get into science, what really drives our curiosity, what we do on a day to day basis and why it’s so important for women to get into STEM careers.”

Then on Saturday, visitors can meet Das and nine others who demonstrate their work, followed by lunch.

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The event is free to attend.