Women engineers discuss ‘Hidden Figures’ and lingering challenges

The nonfiction book and its film counterpart “Hidden Figures” revealed the genius behind the American space race in the 1960s: a cohort of black women who, despite segregation and discrimination, applied their genius in math and engineering to help send our rockets and astronauts into space and bring them back safely. But the look back at the trailblazing women casts a light on racial and gender disparities that still exist in science, technology, engineering and math, said three Clemson University black women engineers.

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