AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors Program and Lyda Hill Philanthropies select an inaugural group of 125 women trailblazers to serve as role models for middle-age school girls to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
AAAS has launched a program to give women in STEM careers the opportunity to share their stories and serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls.
“I think that the scientific community has to ensure that it does not fall victim to this growing sense of nationalism,” AAAS President Margaret Hamburg said Thursday. “Science at its best is an international activity.”
Since becoming the University of California, Santa Barbara's first female physics professor in 1989, Gwinn has played a pivotal role in increasing opportunity for those traditionally absent from the world of physics.