Women In STEAM Fields

Sally Ride


Astronaut, Physicist and Engineer. She was the third woman to travel in space overall, the first American woman to travel in space and the youngest American to travel in space at 32. She served as the Director of the California Space Science Institute, a research institute of the University of California. She also worked as a physicist and a Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. She created Sally Ride Science, a nonprofit she co-founded in 2001 that creates entertaining science programs and publications for upper elementary and middle school students, with a particular focus on girls. Moreā€¦