Everyone, please do yourself a favor and check out this link to watch the trailer for the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures.
This movie tells the story of three AMAZING women in STEM: Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn. These women worked for NASA when the agency was just getting underway.
Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician best known for calculating the flight path of Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Mary Jackson was the first African American woman to be hired as engineer at NASA; and Dorothy Vaughn, who in addition to becoming a pioneer in computer programming, was the first African American woman to become a supervisor at NASA.
This film shows shows how valuable diversity is for science and innovation!