NorthPark Center’s 1.4-acre CenterPark Garden will be the site of an inspirational exhibit May 1: 3D-printed life-size statues of 120 female scientists will grace the lawn, according to Anna Kuchment, science writer at the Dallas Morning News. Lyda Hill Philanthropies is sponsoring the project. The idea is to celebrate female scientists and to encourage more girls to study science, technology, engineering and math. Each statue depicts a science ambassador selected last September by Lyda Hill’s If/Then Initiative and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The scientists include everyone from paleontologists and neurosurgeons to sports scientists and a conservation photographer. Kuchment say that 10 of the ambassadors are from North Texas, including Becca Peixotto, director of the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and Nicole Sereika, an aviation maintenance technician at Southwest Airlines. For a complete listing of the North Texas ambassadors, click here.


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