At the beginning of the year I decided that I would travel with a purpose. That purpose would mean learning about the Black History in whatever city I was visiting or women making a difference.
Over the weekend my daughter, my mother and I were in Dallas to support my niece during her track meet; when my daughter mentioned the Women In Stem exhibit at the Northpark Center.
My niece’s track meet wasn’t over until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, so my daughter and I decided to leave early and go check it out.
The “If Then She Can” exhibit features over 120 3D printed statues that celebrate accomplished women from across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
According to the site, the installation is rooted in a simple truth: seeing is believing. When a girl sees a woman successfully pursuing a STEM career (and having fun!), she is more likely to imagine a STEM career for herself … and perhaps even change the world.
My daughter had just received her Ph.D. last week so she was thrilled to see young Black women featured in the exhibit.