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Hidden Figures

InspireNewsSecondary School

A group of girls from Year 9-11 who are studying Mathematics at a high level at Northside Christian College were invited by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and CHOOSE MATHS Victoria to take part in a free screening of the popular film ‘Hidden Figures’. This film explores the contribution of three significant African-American women in progressing America’s standing in the Space Race in the 1960s through their understanding and use of mathematics within their roles at NASA.

As well as watching the film, the girls were privileged to hear talks from two women who work as mathematicians in interesting fields. These talks opened up dialogue about the career opportunities that arise for women who are good at Mathematics.

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