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American Airlines CR Smith Museum Recipient of STEM Education Award

The American Airlines CR Smith Museum was awarded the 2021 Million Women Mentors — Texas Stand Up for STEM Educational Organization award. The award recognizes the museum’s commitment to empowering young girls to pursue STEM careers through educational programs. According to the United States Census Bureau, women made up nearly half of the U.S. workforce in 2019, but only 27% of STEM professionals.

"A lot of research has demonstrated that girls, and especially girls from underserved communities, have low perception of self-efficacy in STEM, meaning they don’t believe they can pursue a career in a STEM-related field,” said Marie Eve Poirier-Harris, the museum’s director of educat....