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DSU Professor’s statue included in If/Then Exhibit

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky’s family joined her by her statue featured at the opening of the Lyda Hill Philanthropies®’ #IfThenSheCan exhibit in Texas.

Designed to activate a culture shift among young girls by inspiring them to pursue STEM careers, Lyda Hill Philanthropies®IF/THEN® Initiative presents #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, a monumental exhibit of the most women statues ever assembled in one location.

Included in the exhibit is Dakota State University professor Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, who is an If/Then Ambassador.  She is interim vice president for Research and Economic Development at at DSU and is the associate dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences. 

This first-of-its-kind, life-sized statue exhibit of more than 120 Ambassadors hailing from more than 40 states will be free to the public. It debuted at Dallas’ NorthPark Center on May 15 and runs through October 2021.

The exhibit features interactive elements, including audio and video of each Ambassador’s personal story. The Ambassadors participated in individual, full-body scans at Dallas’ Perot Museum of Nature and Science in October 2019. Using unique technology called the Twinstant Mobile Full Body 3D Scanner, each woman’s full-length silhouette was 3D printed into a life-sized statue.


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