Women Rock Science is a women-led fundraising event that aims to celebrate women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and ignite curiosity in children. Proceeds from the event will help bring more STEAM programming, delivered by Cranbrook Institute of Science educators, to PreK-12 students in underserved communities throughout Michigan, including Detroit, Flint, Pontiac, Southfield, and others.
The 4th annual Women Rock Science gala will be held virtually.
Last year, the Women Rock Science virtual gala raised more than $250,000 toward STEAM education!
Every year, the Women Rock Science gala includes an opportunity to recognize three individuals who are making a difference in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics through an Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Leader, and Rock Star Award.
For 2021, the following individuals will be recognized as honorees at Women Rock Science:
Outstanding Leader Award
Mary T. Barra, Chair & CEO, General Motors
Outstanding Educator Award
Tuyen Duddles, 7th/8th Grade Science Teacher, Warren Consolidated Schools – Middle School Math Science Technology Center
Rock Star Award
Celeste T. Williams, MD, MS, FACC; Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation; Director of Quality, Heart and Vascular Institute Henry Ford Health System