‘Hidden Figures No More’ Highlights Women in STEM

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The achievements of women in engineering and scientific fields are more visible now than at the time of the true story told in the film “Hidden Figures.”

But panelists gathered for a screening at Duke on March 23 told audience members that women today can still benefit from emulating the persistence and drive shown by NASA pioneers Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn.

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“Today, we get credit for our work, that has definitely changed for the better,” said panelist Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and an advanced materials researcher. “But you need to be resilient, no matter what happens. You must keep your mind on your goal, and always stay focused on that.”

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