Alabama scientist Dr. Adrienne Starks to be represented with 3D-printed statue at the Smithsonian

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Dr. Starks will be represented at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. (Dr. Adrienne Starks)

Dr. Adrienne Starks is known as many things—an Alabama native, a biologist, a founder and a CEO. Now, she can add another honor to her list. Dr. Starks will be the only Alabamian to be represented at the IF/THEN She Can Exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Keep reading for details!

Catch Dr. Starks at the Smithsonian

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Dr. Starks next to her life-sized #D printed statue. (Dr. Adrienne Starks)

Exciting news, Magic City. Fairfield-native Dr. Adrienne Starks will be celebrated and recognized at the Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, D.C. for her work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). What’s even more amazing is the fact that she is the only Alabamian represented.

“I am honored to be the only woman from Alabama represented in the collection of 3D printed statues in the “#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit” in Washington D.C. alongside amazing women that I admire and celebrate their contributions to STEM fields. These women continue to pave the way for girls to see themselves as leaders in the STEM industry. I am excited for the country to learn more about each of us, and how the IF/THEN collection has provided images of women in STEM to inspire future innovators across the world.”

Adrienne Starks, Ph.D., Ambassador, IF/THEN

From March 5th through March 28th, the Smithsonian will present “#IfThenSheCan — The Exhibit” in the gardens and around select Smithsonian museums in honor of Women’s History Month. 

Who is Dr. Adrienne Starks?

Dr. Adrienne Starks
A STEM icon (Dr. Adrienne Starks)

Dr. Starks is an accomplished scientist, STREAM educator, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of STREAM Innovations, a nonprofit in Birmingham, AL that provides students the opportunity to learn and grow their interest in the STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields who otherwise may not be provided the opportunity.

Dr. Starks serves as a council member on the Alabama STEM Council and the board directors at the McWane Science Center and is a leader in the STEM industry in Alabama and across the country. Some of her notable works include conducting cancer research between Black-American and European populations at the National Institutes of Health.

#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit

Dr. Adrienne Starks
Have you seen the #IfThenSheCan Exhibit? (Dr. Adrienne Starks)

#IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit is the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together. The statues are life-sized 3D prints of 120 contemporary women STEM professionals. It was designed to activate a shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers.

Each statue features a QR code for viewers to learn more about the scientists. The collection of statues were first exhibited in Dallas, Texas.

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Tira Davis
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