Historically, women of color have faced considerable challenges pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. "Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color Tour," let's you hear from four 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, assistant dean for academic programs, student diversity and engagement for the College of Sciences at N.C. State University, and Dr. Stephani Page, biochemist/biophysicist in the department of pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 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' will consist of five speaking engagements around the state, beginning with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Nov. 11, 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Register Here. Our second engagement will be at Winston Salem State University on December 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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.