NASA Celebrates Women in STEM and Data Science

Last week, NASA participated in the White House United State of Women Summit by hosting 150 of the 5000 Summit participants for a conversation about engaging women and girls in STEM through data science. NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan kicked off the event, sharing her perspective on all the opportunities for women at NASA — as astronauts, engineers, mathematicians, geologists, biologists, astrophysicists, and, of course, rocket scientists. NASA’s Deputy Dr. Dava Newman hosted a fireside chat with US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith who shared stories of women in data and women in history who made a difference. She quoted Winston Churchill, “the further back you go, the farther forward you will see,” to bring perspective on how to unlock talent for women in data by honoring women who may have…


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