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March 25, 2022: Recognizing women in STEM with statues; A fuller ‘West Side Story’

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Jenny Briggs and her family pose with a statue of her. The statue is part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian recognizing women leaders in STEM.

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An exhibit at the Smithsonian features statues of women in STEM industries, and six of them are Coloradans. Sarah Wilson and Jenny Briggs talk about being memorialized as part of the exhibition. Then, Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz of CU Boulder talks about Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story" and how it strives to get the story of its Puerto Rican characters right.