Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the diversity of all staff in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and aims to address gender, race and sexual orientation inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of certain groups in senior roles.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

In 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth - but did you know it was the work of three African American women who got him there (and back)? Author Margot Lee Shetterly recently published a book documenting the contributions of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, which will soon be turned into a film staring Taraji P. Henson (of 'Empire' fame). Keep your eyes peeled for a release date!

More info here.

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