This is What a Scientist Looks Like

Outdoor Banner exhibit from the IF/THEN® Collection

This Is What A Scientist Looks Like, an outdoor banner exhibit featuring 16 women in STEM, is now on display. The banners highlight several IF/THEN® Ambassadors along with local scientists and engineers, including our own Director of Collections and Curator of Mollusks Liz Shea, Ph.D., Kadine Mohomed of W. L. Gore & Associates, Jen Sheran of DuPont, marine scientist Jessica Myers, and Jacqueline Means, Founder of the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative. The exhibit is funded through a grant awarded by the Association of Science and Technology Centers with support from Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the IF/THEN Initiative and sponsored locally by Bank of America.

A related exhibit: #IfThenSheCan: The Exhibit, is now on display inside the museum through the end of March.

Dana Bolles

Spaceflight Engineer

Wears many hats at a space agency, from engineering to communicating about the search for life beyond Earth.
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Dr. Jaye Gardiner

Illustrator and Cancer Biologist

Studies the biology behind cancer and uses comics/trading cards to show that science is for everyone.

Sydney Hamilton

Aerospace Engineer & Engineering Manager

Leads a team of structural analysts who support multiple aerospace programs for space crafts and commercial aircraft.
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Dr. Ronda Hamm

Entomologist and Educator

Develops and implements strategies and relationships that promote STEM for future generations while showing people that insects are not scary.
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Dr. Lataisia C. Jones

Neuroscientist, Advocate and STEM Educator

Advocates for STEM diversity while spreading the joy of studying the brain.
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Dr. M. Nia Madison

Biomedical Scientist, Director of HIV Research, Professor, CEO and Author

Engages youth in STEAM community outreach programming through her nonprofit and instructs undergraduate students in microbiology and sustainability practices.
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Jacqueline Means

The STEM Queen

Uses her passion for and love of STEM to teach young girls fun, hands-on experiments and empower them to go into the field.

Dr. Kadine Mohomed

Core Technology Scientist

Applies her expertise in materials characterization to understand and promote innovation that enhances performance in products of high societal value.

Dr. Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil

Astrophysicist

Uses the world’s largest telescopes to understand the nature of dark matter and galaxy formation by studying the smallest galaxies.

Jess Myers, M.S.

Marine Scientist

Advocates for healthy oceans and marine life through art, public outreach, and her research on plastic pollution.

Dr. Elizabeth Shea

Director of Collections & Curator of Mollusks

Expands, sustains and uses natural history collections to understand cephalopod biodiversity.

Jen Sheran

Technical Training Program Manager

Creates and implements solutions to keep a global community of engineers in the semiconductor industry on the leading edge of technology.

Dr. Helen Tran

Molecular Architect and Polymer Chemist

Works to make future plastics and electronic products fully degradable.
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Dr. Danielle Twum

Cancer Immunologist and Translational Scientist Liaison

Conducts research in oncology and clinical immunology.
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Sarah A. Wilson

Mechanical Engineer

Intersects engineering with personal passions like skiing and gardening to make a difference in the health and safety of people and the planet.
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