In Celebrating Women’s History month, the Cradle of Aviation hosted its annual “Salute To Women” event. Every year the museum honors women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) featuring an extraordinary panel of women. This year panelists include: Betty Tiburzi, the first female commercial pilot; Chelsea Stein Engberg, commercial pilot, flight instructor, and aerobatic pilot; and LT Natalie Schibell, Environmental Health Officer, Division Officer of Preventive Medicine and Industrial Hygiene Division, and founder of the “Chef N’ You, LLC”.
The event was designed to motivate young girls to consider a career in STEM and celebrate active role models in STEM fields. Panel members discussed their specific career, how they got there, and the importance of women in America’s growing shortage of STEM professionals.