Celebrating Women's History Month
Happy Women’s History Month! Every March is set aside for us to celebrate the many contributions to United States history made by women. This month at SD2, we plan on highlighting women who come from underrepresented communities that left an impact on the STEM industry, including Dr. Gladys West, Dr. Kelly Mack, and Marie Van Brittan Brown.
Women’s History Month can be traced back to a week-long celebration of women’s contributions put on in 1978 by the school district of Sonoma, California. The idea of reflecting the work and achievements of women throughout United States history grew until President Jimmy Carter officially declared Women’s History Week in March of 1980, and a few years later was expanded to the entire month in 1987 when the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress. Women’s impact is celebrated globally on International Women’s Day on March 8. Officially sponsored by the UN since 1975, countries around the world celebrate women’s history in their own individual ways.
Look out for our weekly blog on social media and our website to learn more about the incredible women who have made contributions to the history of STEM.