STEM Champion: Sally Ride #WomensHistoryMonth
Updated: Sep 29, 2019
Alright, we're wrapping up Women's History Month here at STEM Spark with a free, downloadable poster of Sally Ride! I have a special tie to Sally Ride, as it was with a Sally Ride Grant and Lab at my elementary school that furthered my interest in STEM.
Per NASA's website, " Sally Ride is best known as the first American woman in space. Following her death on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, she also is being remembered as a soft-spoken physicist who wanted to inspire young people to consider careers in technical fields. 'As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model,” President Barack Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools.'
I am one of those girls, so sincerely thank you Sally Ride for helping to ignite my spark in STEM; you were an amazing STEM Champion!