In cooperation with #GoBeyond, 20th Century Fox, and Legacy Event Planners, The Cooper Union STEM Outreach Program proudly invites you to celebrate the power of diversity on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The evening begins at The Cooper Union with an educational panel discussion on diversity in the STEM fields, film, and media. After a light dinner and networking session, we will proceed to the AMC Lowes at 34th Street for a private screening of Hidden Figures.
Learn the untold story of the African-American women behind John Glenn's successful orbit of Earth in 1962. Hear about the hurdles that we need to overcome in order to decrease the gender gap in the sciences, media, and the arts.
The first 100 Cooper Union students who register on this Eventbrite link will receive a free ticket to this evening's events. Adequate travel time between the venues has been added to the schedule below.
5:00-5:45pm: Panel discussion in the Rose Auditorium - see panelist list below.
5:45-6:15pm: Networking reception in LL101; meal and movie tickets provided to those who register at this link. Valid Cooper Union student photo ID required.
7:00pm: Hidden Figures private movie screening begins at AMC Lowes (312 WEST 34TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10001).
9:15pm: Closing comments from panelists and invited guests.
Tamara Robertson, chemical and biomolecular engineer turned actress and producer and one of the hosts on this season of MythBusters, from LA.
Emily Levesque, a world renowned astronomer and former NASA Hubble Fellow who may have discovered the first instance of quantum stars, from Seattle.
Katherine Freese, a world renowned Dark Matter astrophysicist, from New York.
Charlie Oliver, a former writer and media producer, now a founder of #JoinTech2025 which hosts monthly events to showcase different new technology like ChatBots or AI. Charlie is from New York.
1) Only current Cooper Union students (any school) are eligible to register for the special free pricing on this Eventbrite link. Tickets to cover speakers costs, transportation, movie, and food are being sold at $25-$75 to the general public.
2) Tickets are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
3) You do not have to attend the panel discussion to pick up your ticket. You may wait for the networking session. However, attendance to all events is strongly encouraged.
4) Please only register if you are certain you can attend the movie.
5) Make sure you have your student ID on you at all times.
In order to defray the costs of this event to the institution, please consider donating to The Cooper Union. The STEM Outreach Program is providing up to 100 free event tickets, facilities maintenance, security, and food.
Checks can be made payable to 'The Cooper Union,' with 'STEM Outreach' on the memo line and mailed to:
STEM Outreach Program
c/o Engineering Dean's Office
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
The Cooper Union is a tax exempt 501c3 organization.