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Host a STEM Movie Screening

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Activity Description: 

Movies provide a great opportunity to highlight STEM careers as well as inspire the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and STEM professionals.

STEM movie suggestions include (but are not limited to):

  • Hidden Figures: "The film tells an incredible story of some truly inspiring people who helped shape American history. Specifically, it recounts the triumphs and struggles of three black women whose work was crucial to NASA in the early 1960s — a time when racial segregation was the law of the land, and gender discrimination was still the norm. "Hidden Figures" not only tells an important story of civil rights and feminism in the United States, but it also recounts what was arguably one of the biggest achievements for NASA in spaceflight history: putting John Glenn into orbit." -Hanneke Weitering, Space.com
  • Code Girl: "Join high school aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. By 2017, the app market will be valued at $77 Billion. Over 80% of these developers are male. The Technovation Challenge aims to change that by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition. From rural Moldova to urban Brazil to suburban Massachusetts, CODEGIRL follows teams who dream of holding their own in the world's fastest-growing industry. The winning team gets $10K to complete and release their app, but every girl discovers something valuable along the way." -IMDB
  • Black Girls Code Documentary: "Black Girls CODE is more than a program, it's a movement. The film tells of the movement, created by San Francisco-based computer programming pioneer Kimberly Bryant, to expose young black girls to the world of computer programming and all the possibilities that they can achieve. The highly anticipated Black Girls CODE documentary was recently accepted to the Cannes Film Festival and Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. On Tuesday, June 11th over 150 people convened in Oakland, CA to watch the short film screening as we launched our crowdfunding campaign to support our "Summer of CODE 2013 - The Remix".
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"The film tells an incredible story of some truly inspiring people who helped shape American history. Specifically, it recounts the triumphs and struggles of three black women whose work was crucial to NASA in the early 1960s — a time when racial segregation was the law of the land, and gender discrimination was still the norm. "Hidden Figures" not only tells an important story of civil rights and feminism in the United States, but it also recounts what was arguably one of the biggest achievements for NASA in spaceflight history: putting John Glenn into orbit." -Hanneke Weitering, Space.com
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