A former southwest resident will be a part of a new exhibit opening in the Swift Current Museum later this week.

Starting on Friday, the facility will house Iron Willed: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) until the end of April.

Dr. Emily Bamforth, a paleontologist that used to work for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum at the T. Rex Discovery Centre, is one of 101 women featured across the 18-panelled display.

"It's pretty amazing that we have one of those women that was a scientist within our own province and that we're benefiting from her discoveries," said Corla Rokochy, the education and program coordinator at the Swift Current Museum.

The display created by Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation arrived last week from Brampton, Ontario where it spent the last six months inside the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives.

"It's very colourful, bright, and there's lot of images," she said. "We're really hoping that it's going to bring classrooms, school groups, and groups of kids and families in to check it out."

The hands-on exhibit will be in Swift Current until April 21.