This is a STEMinist

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) has partnered with McAllen Public Utility (MPU) to address the gender gap in STEM by assessing gender representation in museum content. Together, IMAS and MPU will take actions toward creating an equitable STEM workforce by presenting the community with resources on STEM careers and representing more women scientists in exhibits and educational materials. Explore our onsite exhibit located inside the MPU BioZone at the museum on your next visit and scroll down for more!

Virtual Exhibit “This is a STEMinist”

This is a Steminist

RGV Women in STEM

Explore STEM careers held by local women in the Rio Grande Valley. This series is a collaboration with McAllen Public Utility.

Meet Erika Gomez, a utility engineer at McAllen Public Utility.

Click here to download resources on engineering.

Meet Christina Molano, an assistant water laboratory manager for McAllen Public Utility.

Click here to download a science activity from McAllen Public Utility.

Meet Nina Nahvi, Director of Animal Care at Sea Turtle, Inc.

Meet a meteorologist! Karen Gonzalez is currently a meteorologist for Azteca Valle and KRGV Channel 5 News. She provides meteorology broadcasts in Spanish for the Rio Grande Valley. After starting out as a camera operator, she was encouraged to try out as a forecaster, and she is now a certified meteorologist from Mississippi State University.

IF THEN Collection - Women in STEM poster
IMAS is a proud recipient of a Gender Equity Grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and the IF/THEN® Initiative. Click the image to learn more and visit the IF/THEN Collection.
#IfThenSheCan #WomenInSTEM #ExploreIMAS

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