The STEM Girls

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman, was the First Negro Aviatrix. Follow her as she takes an international voyage that begins in the segregated south of the United States, where cotton was king and Jim Crow ruled underneath white sheets, where the color of your skin could determine whether you lived or died. 

 

Find out how did her journey end in Paris, France where self-determination — not skin color or gender — is what truly matters?

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

Known as "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Hedy Lamarr stored away knowledge of munitions while married to Austrian arms dealer, Fritz Mandl. She employed this knowledge to support the US Navy’s war effort during WWII by inventing The Secret Communication System with composer George Antheil, to make torpedoes more accurate. Also referred to as Frequency Hopping or Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, CDMA, GPS, Bluetooth and a myriad of other wireless systems.

The STEM Girls

The Pilot & The Inventor

Bessie & Hedy

Saturday, April 11th
7:30 p.m.
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