Celebrating Women in STEM
"Nothing in life is to be feared,
it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more,
so that we may fear less."
- Marie Curie
First person to win two Nobel Prizes
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"...I remember one day we were all in a minivan driving down the freeway to a competition with my ninth-grade math teacher, Mrs. Brown.
In Kentucky, freeways run through big chops in hills, and in the winter, water will flow down the vertical face and freeze into these giant icicles.
As we drove by, I said, "I've always wanted to break off one of those."
She said, "OK!" and pulled over, instilling in me this idea that you should go explore things that you want to do... take those opportunities and be an exploring person, because why not?"
- Tracy Drain
Lead flight engineer at NASA
Born in Louisville, KY
"I was the first and only female in the IT department... I realized I wanted something more out of my career.
It took me four years and a lot of sleepless nights to realize that when you have a dream and a desire, it is like an alarm clock going off inside you. Hitting the snooze button doesn’t work; the alarm will just go off again.
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Now I am a social entrepreneur using technology to change lives in West Africa. I am very fulfilled and love what I am doing.
Each morning when I wake up, I am thankful for a new day and look forward to a bright future where my technology solutions and success stories will be replicated in other developing countries."
- Regina Honu
Software developer, Founder of Soronko Solutions