Field Museum Launches “The Changing Faces of Science” Series
On August 26, 2022, The Field Museum will launch a new exhibit series, The Changing Faces of Science. This series highlights the work of women and scientists and science educators of color, highlighting their passion for advancing our knowledge of life on Earth. The first exhibit in the series focuses on Lynika Strozier, a scientist who worked in her DNA lab at The Field Museum, who died of COVID-19.
Field Museum project manager Katie Arnold said: About Linika as a person and professionally as his DNA scientist and educator. I hope that guests realize how vibrant she was and walk away inspired by her story, especially given the significant hardships she faced. ”
The exhibit introduces visitors to Linica, a black woman, Chicago citizen, learning disability, educator, and scientist. Despite her challenges, Linika made a difference in the lives of her people and left her mark on the field in her museum. Lynika joined the museum in her 2009 internship and has served in many roles, including as a researcher in her DNA lab in the field and as a mentor to students and interns. Besides being a great scientist, people remembered her as a great person. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to see some of Lynika’s personal items, including the bird, ant and lichen specimens Lynika worked on, her personal laboratory equipment, and her videos of lab tutorials featuring Lynika. .
“Nika was a different person. I’m so proud that she had the opportunity to represent our family and tell her story,” says Sharon Strozier Wright, Linika’s grandmother. That’s even better. ”
Spotlighting women and people of color in the scientific community is important in providing equal opportunities for current and future generations. change the face of science aims to support pre-teens and teenagers interested in science by creating a space of inspiring stories of scientists and their achievements.
The Changing Face of Science: Linika Strozier will open on August 26, 2022.