Caltech’s Anna Tifrea Named Inaugural Winner of ITA Sally Ride STEM Award

News release from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, July 6, 2022 The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce that Anna Tifrea from the California Institute of Technology is the inaugural winner of the 2022 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award Winner as endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy. “College tennis continues to develop championship human beings on […]

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Finalists Announced for 2022 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award

News release from Intercollegiate Tennis Association, May 18, 2022 The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce the four finalists for the inaugural ITA Sally Ride STEM Award as endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy. This year’s finalists include Lauren Gillinov (Yale), Adriene Pavek (Idaho State), Elizabeth Stefancic (Marshall), and Anna Tifrea (CalTech). The ITA Sally […]

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Intercollegiate Tennis Association announces Sally Ride STEM Award to help scholar-athletes reach for the stars

March 29, 2022 Before Sally Ride blasted off to become America’s first woman in space, she was an accomplished tennis player who considered turning pro in the sport. To honor Ride’s legacy as an athlete and a scientist, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced it will present the Sally Ride STEM Award to a […]

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The new Sally Ride quarter has a lot of symbolism

By Melissa Truth Miller for Nerdist March 16, 2022 A new quarter honoring Dr. Sally Ride debuted March 21, 2022. The coin is the latest in the American Women Quarters collection. It highlights her trailblazing spirit as the first American woman in space and her advocacy for equitable science education. Her life and business partner, Tam […]

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Sally Ride coin is next in American Women Quarters program

By Darrin Lee Unser, coinnews.net March 8, 2022 The United States Mint will begin offering 100-coin bags and 40-coin rolls of circulation-quality 2022 Dr. Sally Ride quarter dollars in the American Women program beginning at noon Eastern Time March 22. The coin is the second of five releases in 2022 for the four-year, 20-coin American […]

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Pluto Landmarks Named for Aviation Pioneers Sally Ride and Bessie Coleman

NASA News Release, Oct. 25, 2021 More than 60 years after Bessie Coleman broke the bonds of terra firma to become the first African American woman and Native American to earn a pilot’s license, Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger to become the first American woman in space. The lives and accomplishments of both women […]

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U.S. Mint Announces Designs for 2022 American Women Quarters Program Coins

The United States Mint issued this news release to announce the official designs for five quarters honoring trailblazing American women, including Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space.   WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) is pleased to announce the official designs for the first five coins in the American Women Quarters Program. Authorized […]

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Segment of Highway 101 to be named in honor of trailblazing astronaut Sally Ride

The California Legislature has voted to rename a section of State Highway 101 in the West San Fernando Valley as the Dr. Sally Ride Memorial Highway. Assembly member Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) introduced the resolution to honor the pioneering astronaut, who grew up in Encino. ⁠ “As the first American woman in space, Dr. Sally […]

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College-student volunteer helps inspire kids in STEM during summer Junior Academy

By Margaret King College engineering student Marco Pardo Rojas spent a big chunk of his summer volunteering to help younger students explore STEM subjects during Sally Ride Science Junior Academy. The experience left him eager for more. “I would love to do something in the future to help kids see what kind of path they […]

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