Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, cofounded Sally Ride Science in 2001 along with Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, Dr. Karen Flammer, and two like-minded friends to inspire young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and to promote STEM literacy. Their goal is to motivate more students—especially girls and minorities—to stick with STEM as they go through school. Sally served as CEO of the company until her death on July 23, 2012.
Sally Ride served on the Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust for over 10 years. In her memory, the Trust has created an endowed scholarship in her name at University of California at San Diego.
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