We are continuing our series of blogs that celebrate creative happenings and the amazing people that are a part of this positive news. Today we are featuring some people who have “made it” in S.T.E.M. fields and, in the process, have changed our world!
Dr. Mae Jemison, M.D.: Physician, Engineer, Designer, and first woman of color in Space.
“Science and the arts share creativity. I believe that creativity allows us to see and accomplish feats and become people who did not exist before.”
Debbie Sterling: Engineer, Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox
“When I first started in mechanical engineering class, I was the only woman in the room. Then we were tinkering and playing—it was fun. For the first time I connected to the world around me and the simple machines that make it work.”
Diana Albarran Chicas: Electrical Engineer, Co-founder, Latinas in S.T.E.M
“ It is critical that girls study STEM fields so that our country continues to innovate. I am a big believer that our youth has the ability to come up with solutions, particularly because many of us have grown up thinking outside the box and doing more with less.”
Dr. Michio Kaku: Cofounder of the String Field Theory, author, and host of radio programs.
“We have to show people that scientist can come from all cultures. Science is for everyone with hard work, a little bit of inspiration and luck; you too can become a scientist and change history.”
These statements are from scientists and creative thinkers whose achievements have led to breakthroughs in their fields and are inspirational examples for the next generation of leaders and problem solvers.
Today in your classrooms you have young children who are thinking in creative ways. They need us to value and support their ideas. As we nurture their problem solving and follow their interests, we are helping them begin their journey into the sciences and the arts.