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Special Exhibit at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Honors Contributions Of Hispanic Scientists

[Albuquerque, NM] The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will debut a temporary exhibit beginning September 15, 2023, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit explores and recognizes the contributions and scientific achievements of Hispanic scientists and engineers.

From the development of radar technology, which significantly increased safety for aircraft landing in bad weather, to the first Hispanic woman to go to space, Hispanic mathematicians, scientists, and inventors have contributed broadly to our nation's greatness and helped change our world.

The poster exhibition in the museum's Periodic Hall showcases individuals like Dr. Antonia Novello, the first woman and Hispanic to hold the position of Surgeon General, to Dr. Carlos Finlay, a Cuban epidemiologist who pioneered research into yellow fever and determined that mosquitoes spread the disease.

"We are honored to highlight the achievements and contributions of these outstanding individuals," said Jennifer Hayden, President, and CEO of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. "The contributions of these scientists enrich our nation, and we hope this exhibit will offer new inspirational role models for future generations."

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Regan in 1988 to cover 30 days. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

James Stemm, Curator at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, provided the research for the exhibit.

The Hispanic Heritage Month exhibition is included in the museum's admission price. This special exhibition will be displayed at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History from September 15 through October 15. For more information, please visit nuclearmuseum.org.

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