Collaborative member Jasmine Sadler is one of 120 women of color across the US that are working scientists who are being honored with a full-size statue in the If/Then exhibit sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies. The exhibit was inspired by a study showing that fewer than six statues of women exist in the main parks or downtowns of the 10 top American cities, in addition to San Francisco, CA, and Washington, D.C. In this exhibit, more women statues will be assembled in one location than ever before. The exhibit was scheduled to open May 1 in Dallas, TX NorthPark Center, but the opening has been rescheduled due to COVID.
Ms. Sadler, who is a rocket engineer and a classical ballerina, also has an MBA. She is CEO of the STEAM Collaborative in San Diego, CA. She says, ”I am so grateful to be among the more than 120 Women Ambassadors in Science. This opportunity has shown girls all over the world that there are women who look just like them that are great problem solvers with style. I am so proud to say we are doing our part to expand the mindset of all people. This includes myself because I now have multiplied by 10 the number of PhD STEM Women in my network!”
She also pointed out that, through this work, she will be an ambassador for STEAM. She is an integral part of the Collaborative’s out-of-school-time STEAM initiative and the strategic planning committee. Find out more about Jasmine and this exhibition at: http://wise.nautil.us/feature/607/3-d-printed-statues-in-central-park-shine-a-light-on-women-scientists?mc_cid=52cd39af09&mc_eid=c1418e8265