GE Lights Up Grand Central With Women of Science

There are plenty of ways to recognize the pioneering women who've made unique contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math. But GE chose an unorthodox strategy by creating custom-designed animations of 12 influential women in STEM and projecting them onto the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, having transformed the sector with software-defined, connected and predictive machines and solutions. Now it’s out to level the playing field and transform the workforce to greater gender equality.Continuing its commitment to advancing women in science and technology and STEM education, the brand is lighting up the hallowed halls of Grand Central in New York City, running today through September 21. Grand Central station is the epitome of New York — a place of connection. A a myriad of train lines intersect and pass through the terminal, making it home to about 750,000 passengers daily. One of the most captivating aspects of Grand Central is the celestial ceiling, dating back to 1913. Today Grand Central's ceiling is being transformed, unveiling 12 portraits of female scientists, the hidden stars of science.

This incredible light show is honoring women who have made significant breakthroughs in all fiends of STEM and have shaped our society, whether we know it or not.

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There are plenty of ways to recognize the pioneering women who've made unique contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math. But GE chose an unorthodox strategy by creating custom-designed animations of 12 influential women in STEM and projecting them onto the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

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