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Join us in March 2021 during Women's History Month to celebrate the many contributions women engineers have made throughout history and their impacts today and in the future! From trailblazers like Katherine Johnson, to Grace Hopper, to Lillian Gilbreth, women engineers have played a significant role in improving society and our everyday lives!
In 2021, astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps will write the next chapter of engineering history! Dr. Epps, who completed her master’s degree and doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland, will be the first African-American woman to join an International Space Station Crew. Dr. Epps is paving the way for other people of color and women who have big dreams!
The International Space Station orbits the earth roughly every 93 minutes. Therefore, during the month of March, we challenge you to 93 minutes of movement to symbolize the space station's circling of the earth. Complete all your activity minutes at one time or during various times throughout the month. Any activity counts — walking, biking, swimming, running, hiking — whatever makes you feel empowered, encouraged, and strong!
Share your accomplishment and promote the message that WIE Run the World with a glow-in-the-dark performance tee! Available in women's and men's fit, the unique design captures the virtual nature of the event as well as the themes of WIE Run the World, outer space, engineering and technology, and fitness.
This glow-in-the-dark tee is a great way to celebrate your 93 Minute Movement goals while also honoring Women's History Month and celebrating Dr. Jeanette Epps' historic mission to the International Space Station.
As a registered participant, you will have access to three free 31-minute virtual fitness sessions focused on strength, mobility, and fun! No equipment required. All fitness levels welcome! Attending all three sessions will complete your 93 minute challenge! More information and RSVP instructions will be sent to registrants.
Emily Reichard: Fitness Instructor
Emily Reichard earned her Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2010. After graduation from UMD, Emily took a position at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a safety defect investigator for four years. Emily followed her entrepreneurial spirit along with another NHTSA colleague and they co-founded their own consulting firm, Kinetic Metrics. The company’s vision is to create new, innovative ways to assess safety and compliance for a variety of industries and products. Through Kinetic Metrics, Emily is able to have the flexibilities that small business provides as well as be more effective in her mission to promote vehicle safety. Emily is also passionate about physical fitness and works part-time as a spin and group fitness instructor for a studio in Alexandria, VA. You can follow her fitness page @emcycles on Instagram.
Fitness Class Dates and Times:
Fitness Class #1: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8am (EST)
Fitness Class #2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6:30pm (EDT)
Fitness Class #3: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12pm (EDT)
Share pictures of you and your friends completing the challenge at #WIERunTheWorld!
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