Historically, women of color have faced considerable challenges pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. "Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color" tour lets you hear from five women who, despite these challenges, have made significant contributions to their fields and are pushing society forward.
Ann Vaughan Hammond and Peggy Vaughan, daughter and daughter-in-law of Dorothy Vaughan, who was Langley Research Center’s first African American manager; Dr. Jamila Simpson, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Sciences at N.C. State University; and Dr. Stephani Page, Molecular Physiologist at Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, will speak in a panel discussion on what it’s like to be a leader in their field as well as how we can help expand diversity in STEM education. ‘Hidden No More’ Moderator and Morehead’s own, Crystal Harden, will share her career experiences and journey in formal and informal science education that led to the US Department of State soliciting her expertise as a US expert on mobile science programs in 2011 on behalf of the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
'Hidden No More' has so far consisted of five speaking engagements at universities around the state within the last year. During the upcoming academic year, the tour will feature speaking engagements at five additional universities across the state, sponsored by the North Carolina Space Grant.
Upcoming dates & locations:
February 27 - UNC Greensboro, Sullivan Science Building Room 200, 4-5:30 p.m.
March 28 - UNC Charlotte (Location and time TBD)
Meet Our Speakers
ANN VAUGHAN HAMMOND and PEGGY VAUGHAN (center and right)
Daughter and daughter-in-law of Dorothy Vaughan, one of the first female ‘human computers’ at NASA and NASA’s first African American manager.
DR. JAMILA SIMPSON
Graduated as the first African American woman to receive a B.S. degree in meteorology from N.C. State University.
DR. STEPHANI PAGE
Creator of #BLACKandSTEM, a community on Twitter dedicated to connecting African-Americans in STEM career paths.
Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, as well as Chief Diversity Officer at Morehead Planetarium. Moderator of past Hidden No More programs.