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New statue of Cherokee rocket scientist Mary Golda Ross designed to launch STEM careers

The accomplishments of a Native American "Hidden Figure" who made crucial contributions to the space program now are immortalized in bronze in her home state.

A sculpture of Cherokee rocket scientist Mary Golda Ross — the first known Native American woman engineer — was recently unveiled at the new First Americans Museum as part of a national effort to encourage girls and women to pursue STEM careers.

“This statue is to continue to inspire women and Native Americans to follow their dreams and reach for the stars. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers are underrepresented by these demographics; by representing success in this field she hoped to inspire future generations," said Jeff Ross, who leads the Mary Golda Ross Family Trust.

Read more at The Oklahoman here.


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