The Asheville Museum of Science is currently seeking nominees from women in STEM residing in the Western North Carolina region to be featured in a new exhibit designed to celebrate contemporary female scientists and to inspire a new generation of female leaders. To be unveiled later this year, the exhibit will feature women from a variety of different backgrounds, fields of study and levels of expertise.
The new exhibit and curriculum has been a longstanding project to introduce young women and girls to exciting and enriching experiences that will ignite their imaginations and ambitions to pursue careers in historically male-dominated areas in science, technology, engineering and math.
“We need more women scientists to put their stories out there so girls can see what they can be when they grow up,” said Amanda Bryant, AMOS Executive Director. “We know that girls and women are more likely to go into a STEM career if they know someone, have a role model, family members, friends and teachers to encourage them. Through this exhibit we want to bring light to this important issue and support the creation of more avenues for just that to happen.”
AMOS’ Women in STEM exhibit will highlight 12-20 local women through a multi-media, hands-on experience featuring photos, video interviews and displays of local innovations. Three spots will be reserved for women under the age of 18.
Applicants will be reviewed by a committee of their peers. In order to apply or nominate a woman you know, click here.