The woman is praised online for wearing a gold sequined dress to have a chat at NASA after young girls asked her if & # 39; scientists could be sparkling & # 39;
- New York scientist Rita J King is a futurist and co-director of Science House
- When giving a lecture in 2011, little girls asked her if she would wear something sparkling, and she was happily obliged
- She shared the throwback moment when she recently came across the dress
- Viral tweet has been licked 40,000 times and Rita has been praised for showing science-loving young girls that they can be unapologically feminine
A woman has been praised for spreading the idea of & # 39; sparkling scientists & # 39; after she had a chat with science-loving little girls dressed in her most beautiful sequin dress.
Rita J King was hired in 2011 to give a lecture at NASA. Before the event, some children wrote her a letter asking if she would wear & # 39; something sparkling & # 39; to prove that being a scientist were not all white lab coats and safety glasses.
Of course, the New York-based futurist is mandatory. After recently dug up the dress during a cupboard cleanup, Rita shared the discard moment on Twitter and the photos quickly became viral.
Career goals: while Rita J King spoke to science-loving students at the TEDxYouth NASA series, she showed that science can also be glamorous
Shining star: Rita, left, gave the conversation on NASA in a gold sequin dress after young girls told her they were a & # 39; sparkling scientist & # 39; wanted to see
She said: “I cleaned up my closet, came across this dress and remembered the little girls who sent me a letter and asked me to wear something sparkling for a conversation I gave at NASA so they could believe that scientists could also be sparkling. & # 39;
Futurist: The accomplished science fanatic is a futurist, writer and consultant in New York
As a futurist, Rita studies the future by analyzing current trends, probability, data and other information. She is also the executive vice president for business development and co-director of the Science House consulting firm.
The interview in question was delivered when she worked as a futurist and strategic consultant for NASA Langley & # 39; s word of thanks, the National Institute of Aerospace in Virginia.
Her speech was part of a TEDxYouth NASA series for curious students.
Rita told me BuzzFeed News that one of the coordinators approached her for the event with a specific request that involved her outfit.
& # 39; A group of girls had written a letter requesting that I wear something sparkling for the event because they wanted to believe that scientists could be sparkling & she said.
Praise: Rita & # 39; s throwback tweet was praised by people on Twitter who said it was & # 39; so important & # 39; was to emphasize that being feminine is not frivolous
& # 39; They wanted a & # 39; sparkling geek & # 39;
Although Rita would not normally give speeches in party dresses, she made an exception.
& # 39; I found the most sparkling dress I could, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I wanted to show them that I heard them. & # 39;
When Rita shared the moment on Twitter, she was praised.
Some hurried to thank her for proving that science doesn't have to miss glamor.
& # 39; Science is for everyone, & # 39; one woman said, while others went in with sentimental stories about their young nieces, daughters and granddaughters pursuing science-based careers.
Changing Perspectives: Many noted that it is incredibly important for young people to see that they should not lean on long perceived stereotypes
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