We have LIFT OFF!! In honor of Martin Luther King day, we are hosting a private educational screening & panel discussion of Hidden Figures, the untold story of a team of African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data to launch the program’s first successful space missions. This event is being co-hosted by #GoBeyond, a docuseries about women who are doing groundbreaking and glass-ceiling-shattering science and will feature a Q&A with women leaders in science, technology, and media to discuss how to foster greater diversity. We also have some announcements regarding upcoming projects, funding, and scholarship opportunities that you will not want to miss! Come support a celebration of diversity in media and the sciences.
VIP mixer and panel will be held at Cooper Union from 5-6pm. The screening will be held at 7pm on January 16th at AMC 34th followed by a Q&A with the panelists.
- Avis Yates River, founder of Technology Concepts Group International, White House Champion of Change honoree, and author of "Necessary Inclusion: Embracing the Changing Face of Technology."
- Charlie Oliver, former producer for Sony, Paramount, WB, and Sundance, and founder of Tech2025.
- Tamara Robertson, chemical and biomolecular engineer turned actress and producer and competitor on this season of MythBusters.
- Emily Levesque, a former NASA Hubble Fellow who has discovered a number of red supergiants and the first candidate for a quantum star.
- Jenn Halweil, creator of GoBeyond
A big thank you to our Sponsors Cooper Union & Technology Concepts Group International.