Women of Color in STEM: Hidden Figures Yesterday and Today
In preparation for Margot Lee Shetterly's, author of the New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures, Distinguished Carlson Lecture at the University of Minnesota on February 21, 2017, this event will continue and contribute to important and ongoing conversations about issues of race, gender, and science.
Hidden Figures tells the astonishing story of African American women who served as “human computers” behind the scenes at NASA. Our panelists build on Shetterly's work and their own to discuss how the contributions of women of color have been erased historically, how women of color are contributing to science today and how we can ensure their contributions continue and grow.
Duchess Harris, American Studies, Macalester College and author of Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA
Rhonda Franklin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
Anu Ramaswami, Professor and Chair of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Humphrey School
All welcome. No registration required.
Photo credit: Annie Easley was a computer programmer, mathematician and rocket scientist for NASA. Her photo appeared in engadget.com