‘Hidden Figures’ Women In STEM: A Review Of Amazing ContributorsBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
Dr. Michio Kaku, a physicist and co-founder of String Field Theory, sits down with Dr. Jedidah Isler, an astrophysicist and executive producer, to talk about women of color in STEM. These two are hosting a segment titled "Conversations with Women of Color in STEM."
This is also in line with the movie "Hidden Figures." The movie is about the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues in science, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.
These women were responsible for the calculation that lead John Glenn to become the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit around Earth, as reported by The Wrap. These "Hidden Figures" definitely celebrate women in STEM.
To recap and celebrate the amazing success of women in STEM, Kaku and Isler taked about women in STEM. Many of these women has paved the way for girls and young African-American girls, especially, as reported by Vanity Fair.
Biologist Anne Wojcicki - CEO and co-founder of 23andMe. The company empowers many to become scientists after learning about their own genetics.
Debbie Sterling - Engineer; Founder of GoldieBlox. She proved that girls don't need to have toys in pink. Her multimedia children's company shook the toy industry.
Dr. Mae Jemison - Physician; Engineer; First woman of color in space. Being the first WOF in space, she showed young African-American girls a meaningful example.
Diana Albarran Chicas -Electrical Engineer; Co-founder of Latinas in STEM. She proved that the Latina youth are able to invent innovative solutions.
Dr. Michio Kaku - Physicist; Co-founder of String Field Theory. Followed Albert Einstein's footsteps and co-founded the String Field Theory.
Dr. Jedidah Isler -Astrophysicist; Founder, Executive Producer, and Host, Vanguard. First African-American woman to receive a Ph.D in Astrophysics from Yale.
Dr. Ronke Olabisi - Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; The Olabisi Lab at Rutgers. Studies tissue engineering of bone, muscle, skin and retina.
Kimberly Bryant - Electrical Engineer; Founder, Black Girls CODE. The movement represents girls of color.
Check out the official trailer of 20th Century Fox's "Hidden Figures" below: