The history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Monday, Sept. 18, in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

The history and political science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is sponsoring a Constitution Day celebration at noon Monday, Sept. 18, in St. Pat’s Ballroom C of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.

Sept. 17 was designated as Constitution Day by the United States Congress to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

As part of the celebration, attorney Rachel White will discuss constitutional law and how it relates to adoptions, putative father’s registries and assisted reproductive technologies.

A putative father’s registry is a database where unmarried men who believe they may have fathered a child can register their information and take paternal responsibility for a child. Assisted reproductive technologies are used to achieve pregnancy in procedures meant to help infertile couples conceive.

White has been licensed since 2001 and specializes in family law, specifically international adoption and assisted reproductive technology. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in history with a minor in political science from Missouri S&T in 1997. White earned her law degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 2000.

For more information about Missouri S&T’s Constitution Day activities, contact Dr. Michael Meagher, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T, at mmeagher@mst.edu or call 573-341-4801.