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STEM Education Gets Help from Hollywood with ‘Hidden Figures’

Education World – Nicole Gorman

“The release of the movie “Hidden Figures,” is being lauded not only as a great movie to watch during downtime, but also as an important film that has the unique potential to encourage underrepresented student involvement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). For those unfamiliar, “Hidden Figures” is a biographical film that focuses on the African American women who worked in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center and their work orchestrating “the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world,” says film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.”(more)

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