2020 Women in STEM Role Models

Image by CNN, Cable News Network, 20 Dec. 2019 of Miss
Virginia Camille Schrier's Talent Performance
It has been an awesome few months for women in STEM! We have some great important new demonstration” with young gilrs and boys everywhere.
national role models for young girls everyone should know about. The recently crowned 2020 Miss America is a scientist, graduating from Virginia Tech with honors with 2 Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and systems biology plus a minor in chemistry. She is also pursuing Ph.D, also at Virginia Tech. Share her Miss American “

In January, NASA astronaut Christina Koch, “who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman. The Soyuz capsule had been at the International Space Station (ISS) and “touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, last Thursday. Her 328-day mission was the longest spaceflight by a woman and the second longest spaceflight ever by an American.  Among her other duties at ISS while in space, Koch participated in six spacewalks, conducted research in microgravity on Mizuna mustard greens and studied the behavior of fire in space.  You can find out more on NASA’s website.
Image by NASA of Christina Kroch

Everyone needs to help bring strong role models to young girls to help them get over what perceived barriers to STEM careers.  Here are 2 national examples to share for 2020.  There are so many others even right here in Florida! Be sure to share and promote the possibilities to every young girl and woman you meet. FLATE has some resources to help which you can find our wiki resource site. For any help or more information – you can contact Dr. Marilyn Barger (barger@fl-ate.org)


Almasy, Steve. “Miss Virginia Camille Schrier Is Crowned Miss America 2020.” CNN, Cable News Network, 20 Dec. 2019, www.cnn.com/2019/12/19/entertainment/miss-america-2020-trnd/index.html.

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