Detroit, Mich., May 18, 2023 – The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) is celebrating women in STEM careers with its “STEMinista Spring Celebration” on Saturday, May 27. The day-long event will feature special programming and presentations highlighting women in science and is open to the public. It is presented in with support from the STEMinista Project premier sponsor, the Barton Malow Foundation.
“Women are underrepresented in STEM fields, and we at the Michigan Science Center want to make sure any young girl can see herself in a STEM career someday,” said Mi-Sci President and CEO Dr. Christian Greer. “Our STEMinista celebration will showcase women making a difference in science, technology, engineering, and math. Our goal is to inspire those passionate about pursuing their dreams of becoming a STEM professional to go for it!”
Among the day’s activities will be programming with partner organizations as well as a special planetarium showing of “Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries.” The film explores three observatories located in Chile at extreme and remote places, showcasing examples of STEM careers needed to maintain these observatories, and is narrated by Chilean astronomer Barbara Rojas-Ayala.
The event will also welcome the STEMinista Statewide Cohort and their families to celebrate their becoming STEMinista Ambassadors.
Mi-Sci created the STEMinista Project to connect girls with female STEM role models and mentors, creating opportunities to practice basic inquiry, analysis and problem-solving through fun and interactive learning activities. The STEMinista Statewide Cohort program is generously supported by Consumers Energy Foundation and the Zatkoff Family Legacy Fund.
“STEMinista Spring Celebration” is included in M-iSci’s general admission tickets, available at www.mi-sci.org. Mi-Sci is located at 5020 John R. Street in Midtown, Detroit and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.