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SCIENCE ON SCREEN: HIDDEN FIGURES + post film Q&A with young women in STEM


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SATURDAY, JUNE 24
OFS Presents…Science on Screen
HIDDEN FIGURES:  Science! It’s Not Just a School Subject
With post-film Q&A with young women in STEM
6:00pm doors/ 6:30pm film
$9 General Admission / $6 OFS Members
Tickets available online + box office

Science!  It’s Not Just a School Subject, is our third showing in a series of Science on Screen events. This program is made possible by An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The world needs more women scientists in every field from engineering to mathematics! Join us for an engaging post-film discussion with five inspiring young women scientists who are making a difference in the STEM field, a place that is underrepresented in women, especially women of color. Learn about the opportunities for women, especially youth to go beyond the classroom and into the professional worlds of science.

ABOUT OUR GUESTS

Steffany Brown – YWCA Girls Without Limits! Program Coordinator
Steffany Brown is a Black feminist who is dedicated to empowering all girls, femmes, and gender nonconforming youth in STEM through her work with YWCA Olympia’s Girls Without Limits! program. Her passion for race and gender equity in STEM is grounded in her lifelong commitment to justice and critical thinking. She is proud and grateful to have studied sociology and political economy at The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus.  Be sure to check out her STEM Summer Camp for girls and femmes here

 

Asha Isaac is a STEM education advocate and recent graduate of the University of Washington Tacoma where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology. She is the founder and president of Young STEM Minds, an on-campus mentorship program that provides support systems for first generation UWT students studying in the STEM fields, and the founder of In The Footsteps of Khadija, an annual professional networking event for young Muslim Women.

 

Sophie Nop is a computer science graduate from UW Tacoma and passionate about diversifying the field of engineering. She was a mentor at the Tacoma Computer Clubhouse, Cybersecurity instructor with UW Tacoma’s Math Science Leadership program, and currently, she’s interning as a Design Researcher at Premera Blue Cross. After her summer internship, she will go to Cambodia to study STEM identity and the digital divide through mobile app development. Her goals are to build on her research as a graduate student at UW’s Human Centered Design and Engineering program – making computer science curriculum more culturally competent and accessible for women and people of color.

 


Channing Kimble-Brown is a computer science student interning at Amazon as Software engineer. 

 

 

 

Jaleesa Trapp is an educator from Tacoma, WA, USA. After high school, Jaleesa attended the University of Washington where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering with a concentration in Human-Computer Interactions. She has spent the last 6 years teaching computer science formally and informally to youth in her community. She is an advocate for underrepresented groups in computing and uses creative learning to help youth realize their potential. This fall she will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she will be joining the MIT Media Lab as a graduate student in the Lifelong Kindergarten research group. 

 

 

Film Synopsis: Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Dir: Theodore Melfi / 2016 / US / 127 min

 


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