Celebrating Women in STEM
This is What a Scientist Looks Like!
Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With men outnumbering women majoring in most STEM fields in college, the gender gaps are growing to relatively high numbers in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future like engineering.
The IF/THEN initiative is intended to inspire girls and young women to pursue STEM careers by exposing them to professionals that presents STEM as exciting and relatable as well as shift the cultural perceptions of who works in STEM.
Imagination Station was one of the museums who was selected as a recipient of a Gender Equity Grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers and IF/THEN. Below are some inspiring videos and interviews from some of the women featured by IF/THEN ambassadors as well as some amazing STEM professionals from the Toledo area.
Connecting You to STEM Topics
IF/THEN®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies also supports the development of programs and discussions that connect communities to STEM. Imagination Station is creating opportunities that tackle current STEM topics to promote learning and foster meaningful discussions.
Women in STEM Video Library
Dr. Monica Rho
Director of Women's Sports Medicine
Health Outcomes Manager
Science Communication professional, NASA
Coastal Resources Scientist
Dr. Magan Lewis
Integrated Field Scientist
Manager of Application Care
Development Engineer I, First Solar
Dr. J'Tia Hart
Dr. Julie Mirpuri
Planning and Protection Engineer II
Dr. Danielle Twum
Field Support Scientist
Director, Technical Operations & Construction
Asst. Professor of Geochemistry
Senior Electroforming Lab Technician
Dr. Neha Murad
Mathematician and Computational Biologist
PhD Student, Stanford University
Dr. Arlyne Simon
Biomedical Engineer & Children's Author
Want to hear from more inspiring women about their careers in STEM?
Check out more videos from the IF/THEN collection or watch more from additional local STEM professionals!