NASA celebrates Women’s History Month 2023 in style.
From “Celebrating the Women Who Tell Our Stories” to new initiatives spearheaded by female scientists, engineers, and officials, NASA has spent the month of March throwing a spotlight on the women whose work helps humankind keep reaching for the stars.
This month, some of NASA’s finest minds sat down for a panel discussion on women in STEM.
Among the many topics covered, one recurring theme was the unique role NASA has played historically and continues to play with regard to equal opportunities and advancements for women.
“Engineers and scientists are inherently creative souls,” says NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for STEM Kris Brown of her work. “I mean, that’s what we’re doing. We’re creating things. In a lot of instances, we’re creating something literally from an idea to reality.”
“So when I talk about the work we do in STEM, I try to focus on the fact that it’s creative,” says Brown. “We’re innovators. We’re trying to do something totally new. And when you do that work, it’s usually with other people who are just as excited as you are.”
“…Yes, you have to be good at math and do the academic work to prepare you to do the kind of work we do,” she says. “But in the end, it really comes down to unleashing this creativity and bringing minds together to achieve something that hasn’t been done before.”