Hidden Figures Movie Screening with Opening Remarks & Discussion
Venue: Haymarket Theater (Squires), Blacksburg
Organizations: Virginia Tech Division of Information Technology
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements, STEM Events
Cost: Free
Description:
Virginia Tech's Division of Information Technology presents a Hidden Figures Movie Screening with Opening Remarks and Discussion as part of their celebration of Women's Month on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 inside the Haymarket Theater inside the Squires Students Center on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Schedule:
• 3:30 pm: Doors Open
• 4:00 pm: Introductory Remarks and Keynote with TeAirra Brown
• 4:30 pm: Movie Screening
• 6:30-7:00 pm: Discussion
• 7:15-8:30 pm: Tour of Virginia Tech Facilities

Hidden Figures uncovers the incredible story of three women who changed the space race. The film recounts the history of three black female mathematicians at NASA who helped win the space race against the Soviet Union while rocketing the quest for equal rights and opportunity forward.

For many years, these three women: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were left out of history books despite being the “human computers” behind NASA’s launch of astronaut John Glenn into space. Director Theodore Melfi brings the women’s achievements to life via a fast-moving, humor-filled, inspiring movie that illuminates the quest for the first orbital flight and the quest for equal rights.

Our keynote speaker is TeAirra Brown, a Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. TeAirra’s research interests include human centered design, augmented reality, engineering education, and user interface design.

Admission is free however registration is required.

To register online, visit: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_er3nfWvfDWCQQS1.

The series of events "Hidden Figures: Into the Future" will include a free showing of the award-winning movie, with a keynote speaker and Q&A session, followed by a variety of tours of Virginia Tech science and technology facilities. We will also be sharing information related to college access and majors in the STEM and data science fields.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/j9FRgrD.jpg.

For more information, visit: https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures/event.html. or https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures/movie.html or https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures.html.
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