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Featuring Margot Lee Shetterly,
author of Hidden Figures
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Unsung Heroes of Race, Gender, Science and Innovation"

Portrait of Shetterly
Wednesday, Feb 21
7:30 p.m.

The University
of Texas at Dallas

Edith O'Donnell
Arts and Technology
Lecture Hall

Writer, researcher and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. By telling the astonishing story of African-American women who served as the "human computers" behind the scenes at NASA and helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space, Shetterly breaks open critical conversations about issues of race, gender and science.

Shetterly is also the founder of the Human Computer Project, a digital archive chronicling the stories of women mathematicians, scientists and engineers who worked in the American space program from the 1930s through the 1980s. Shetterly's father was among the first generation of black engineers and scientists at NASA, and she had direct access to agency executives and the women featured in the book. Shetterly grew up around historically black Hampton College, where the women in Hidden Figures studied.

Along with Aran Shetterly, she co-founded the magazine Inside Mexico. She graduated from the University of Virginia and is a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.

Purchase Tickets A limited number of seats will be available to UT Dallas students with current Comet IDs. Free tickets can be picked up at Ticketing Assistance beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the lecture. Each student will be provided with one ticket on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.
Portrait of Shetterly

The University
of Texas at Dallas

Edith O'Donnell
Arts and Technology
Lecture Hall

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