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The Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Will Induct its Newest Class of Honorees Thursday

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Three contemporary women will be enshrined into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame on Thursday. The ceremony will be held at MSU’s Kellogg Center, starting at 7 PM.

They include Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Flint water crisis advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

The third inductee is Michigan State University chemist Dr. Angela Wilson. She formerly supervised a $250-million dollar budget running the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry.

Dr. Wilson says it’s critical that we encourage women and minorities to go into science, technology, engineering and math…or, STEM…fields.

“While the needle has certainly moved in terms of the numbers of women in STEM, the needle really has not moved in terms of the underrepresented groups in STEM.”

Two historical women, 19th century Native American Chief Agatha Biddle and civil rights figure Clara Stanton Jones, will also be inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.