Science & Engineering Library Reveals "Hidden Figures" of Space Exploration

Posted by Nathan Masters

In conjunction with Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (March 8), the USC Science & Engineering Library is displaying materials related to the three African-American women highlighted in the Scripter-nominated book and film Hidden Figures. The exhibit, Revealing Hidden Figures: Meet the Women Who Put Man on the Moon, celebrates the contributions of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson to NASA's space exploration program. It also includes reports from the library's collections about women in STEM (an acronymn commonly used within educational institutions to refer to science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

For more information about the exhibit or to discover more about the women it profiles, see this research guide.