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Women’s Education—Women’s Empowerment

March is set aside as the month during which we commemorate the accomplishments and advancements of women. Here at JSC, we have several events lined up to celebrate, as follows:

Digital Learning Network:
“STEM Through the Eyes, Ears and Heart of a Woman,” Wednesdays 12-1 p.m.

Join us for a look into the intriguing world of STEM at NASA Johnson Space Center through the eyes, ears and heart of woman. Each week, a female STEM professional will share her perspective in honor of Women’s History Month. Joining her will be a female intern who is participating in NASA internship. These vibrant young women will relate to and inspire all of your students as they share the first steps they’ve taken in the journey toward a career in STEM.

To view, click here, scroll down to March 7, and click “Watch the webcast.”

International Women’s Day Event—HQ Broadcasts, JSC Speaker and Networking Brown Bag Lunch: March 8, B3 Collaboration Center

Please join us as we celebrate the achievements and advancements of women with a day lined up with events, as follows:

  • 8-9:30 a.m.: Opening event at HQ via NASAtv, featuring panelists Catherine Didion, Marcia Smith, Lori Garver, Kathryn Sullivan and Veronica Villalobos
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Break
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m.: JSC presentation, by Dr. Michele Perchonok
  • 12-1 p.m.: Networking brown bag lunch
  • 1-2 p.m.: Tuning back in to NASAtv for HQ’s closing event

Everyone onsite who supports the advancement of women is encouraged to attend all or part of these events! For more information:

Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Celebration—Brown Bag Luncheon, March 12 12:15 p.m., B1/602C All former or current Girl Scouts are invited to a brown bag luncheon. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scout Movement to empower girls to be capable and successful women. This year on March 12, Girl Scouts across Texas will gather during their lunch breaks and share a special moment to honor Juliette Gordon Low and each other. Enjoy a brief presentation about what girls have accomplished in the last century and what great moments are on the horizon. There will be time to share Thin Mint cookies and your favorite Girl Scout memory. Send Linda Thomas an email if you'd like to attend.

“Driven to Explore” Exhibit at the Rodeo, March 16-18 JSC will display the Driven to Explore (DTE) mobile exhibit at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, March 16-18. Rodeo attendance averages 2,000,000 annually. Rodeo organizers are long-time partners with JSC community relations and education efforts both locally and throughout the state. NASA Day at the rodeo is planned for March 16 and will feature astronauts Anna Fisher and Mike Foreman. In recognition of Women’s History Month, videos highlighting women at NASA will be played on the DTE’s exterior monitor and loop throughout the day. Some of the featured women include Associate Director Melanie Saunders, astronauts Tracy Caldwell and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenberger, engineer Diep Nguyen, and ISS Flight Director Ginger Kerrick, as well as many others. The videos will be a compilation of those located at women.nasa.gov.

JSC Women “Then & Now” Open House, Teague Lobby, March 28 2-4 p.m. The women of the Apollo era will join us for an open house. Please join us for discussion, an Apollo exhibit, refreshments, and Q&A. Interns and co-ops are especially encouraged to attend, uniting the foundation and future of NASA JSC for an afternoon of delightful discussion.

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This celebration, designated by Joint Resolutions of the House and Senate and Proclamations by five American Presidents, is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's historic achievements.

Each year National Women’s History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. For 2011, the theme is Our HISTORY is Our Strength. This year, instead of recognizing national honorees, local communities, organizations and institutions throughout the country are asked to honor women within their own communities or organizations.

Our HISTORY is Our Strength pays tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations. Knowing the challenges these women faced, grappled with, and overcame can be an enormous source of strength to all of us. During today’s difficult times, Our HISTORY is Our Strength can serve as an important reminder to our nation that adversity can be overcome.

The stories of women’s achievements are integral to the fabric of our history. Learning about women’s tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous source of strength. Until relatively recently, this sphere of women's history was overlooked and undervalued. Women’s achievements were often distorted, disdained, and denied. But, knowing women’s stories provides essential role models for everyone. And role models are genuinely needed to face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting challenges of the 21st century.

Discovering the remarkable achievements of women helps diminish the tendency of some modern-day pundits to dismiss and trivialize who women are and what they accomplish. In celebrating women's historic achievements, we present an authentic view of history. The knowledge of women's history provides a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. This perspective can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder, and can give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

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