Dr. Kirsten Tulchin-Francis in front of her statue

May 17, 2021 / Spotlight

Tulchin-Francis Represented in One-of-a-Kind Exhibit

This past weekend, the #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit opened at Dallas’ NorthPark Center. Division Director of Movement Science Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., is one of 120 women represented in this unique exhibit which includes life-size, 3-D printed statues of influential women in STEM. It is now known as having the most women statues ever displayed in one location, at one time. 

In 2019, Tulchin-Francis was selected as an IF/THEN Ambassador. The Ambassador program is a branch of IF/THEN – an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, that empowers women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to inspire the next generation. Over the past year and a half, Tulchin-Francis has been involved in panel discussions, press opportunities and other events to share her career journey of being a female in STEM. 001.jpg

“It is a true honor to be included in this exhibit,” says Tulchin-Francis. “The opportunity to be an IF/THEN Ambassador has been extremely fulfilling – allowing me to share my journey and experiences on a national platform. I hope young girls, and boys, are able to come to enjoy the exhibit and witness all of the amazing professionals who are included, helping to encourage them that there is a place for women in all STEM industries.”

More details on the exhibit:
  • The exhibit is open and free to the public now until October 2021 at Dallas’ NorthPark Center.
  • It features interactive elements and audio and video of each Ambassador’s inspiring personal story. There are QR codes for each statue so you can learn about the person’s career and background in a contactless way.
  • The IF/THEN® Ambassadors participated in individual, full-body scans at Dallas’ Perot Museum of Nature and Science in October 2019. Using unique technology, each woman’s full-length silhouette was 3-D printed into a life-sized statue, weighing 20 pounds each.
  • The exhibit is encouraging visitors to take a selfie with the statues. Make sure to tag @SRChildren, @ifthenshecan and @kirktul on Twitter when you visit!
Learn more about the #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit

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