Statues that recognize the role of women in science are exhibited in Puerto Rico

Caguas – Puerto Rico joined the map of locations where the statues that make up the exhibition can be seen If/Then She Canwhich celebrates the performance of 120 women – including three Puerto Ricans – in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEMin English) and which has been seen by more than 4 million people since its inauguration in 2020.

The Puerto Ricans Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Minerva Cordero Braña and Roselin Rosario Melendez –next to the Venezuelan Bea Mendez Gandica and the Colombian Ana María Porras Corredor– are the five Latinas represented in the statues, which from March 7 to June 29 will be displayed in the Creole Center for Science and Technology of the Caribbean (C3Tec), in this municipality, as part of the exhibition “They change the world.”

“There are very few women in the sciences. In USA –I imagine it will be similar in Puerto Rico–, only 29% of the people who work in STEM are women. It is important to highlight the work of women to continue motivating others to follow in our footsteps.”said Cordero Braña, who is a mathematician and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.