Designed to activate a culture shift among young girls by inspiring them to pursue STEM careers, Lyda Hill Philanthropies®’ IF/THEN® Initiative presents #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, a monumental exhibit of the most women statues ever assembled in one location. The exhibit first debuted in NYC and has traveled across the U.S. since the last year. I’ve seen parts of the exhibit recently at Dallas Love Field airport, and now DFW residents can see this free exhibit at NorthPark Center now until Oct. 24.
The IF/THEN® Collection is the largest, free digital resource with thousands of photos and videos of contemporary women in STEM, significantly increasing imagery stock representing women in STEM worldwide.
#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit celebrates the contributions of 118 AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors, contemporary female STEM professionals and role models from a variety of industries including entertainment, fashion, sports, business and academia. From Jessica Esquivel, particle physicist, who is one of 150 Black women with a PhD in physics in the country, to Kay Savage, who uses math, coding, and mixed methods research to gain a deeper understanding of Spotify listening behavior to Karina Popovich, who produced over 82,000 pieces of 3D-printed PPE for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Exhibit will truly amaze and inspire all.
#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit features interactive elements, including audio and video of each Ambassador’s personal story. The AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors participated in individual, full-body scans at Dallas’ Perot Museum of Nature and Science in October 2019. Using unique technology called the Twinstant Mobile Full Body 3D Scanner, each woman’s full-length silhouette was 3D printed into a life-sized statue.
The largest scale 3D printing project of its kind was inspired by a study, commissioned by former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios in which her initial research of publicly accessible statues in the top ten U.S. cities plus Washington D.C. and San Francisco concluded that less than half a dozen statues of real American women exist outdoors in main parks or downtowns.
Don’t miss this exhibit at North Park this month!