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Lecture: Hidden Figures Author Margot Lee Shetterly
September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
The 2018 St. Philip’s College President’s Lecture Series event of seminars and a free public lecture brings STEM and the stars closer to San Antonio for one day with Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly on Sept. 20, 2018.
Shetterly’s 60-minute lecture at St. Philip’s College begins at 11 a.m. in the 600-seat Watson Fine Arts Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive in the city’s Denver Heights neighborhood (building marked “1” on the SPC interactive Map: http://alamo.edu/SPC/IMAP-MLK/
Lecture admission and parking are both free, and lecture seating is available on a first-arrived, first-seated basis. Lecture seating reservations requests for large school, government and corporate groups are recommended and are accepted online now at this link. Audience questions for Shetterly are being accepted online now and up to 48 hours prior to the lecture at this link.
Guests will hear from and get to ask questions of the author who is currently working on numerous projects as she expands her Hidden Figures empire.
Along with a companion project on recovering the names of the Human Computers who are women who worked in STEM jobs for NASA and its National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics predecessor agency starting nearly 90 years ago, the definitive book on the iconic Hidden Figures of NASA is written by the author who will serve as the next President’s Lecture Series speaker in September. Audiences can learn in depth about Hidden Figures for the next few seasons.
The decision makers at Nat Geo, National Geographic’s cable channel, are reportedly developing a TV series based on Hidden Figures. Shetterly was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in May, and she inspired local kids who visited St. Philip’s College earlier this year to excel in a STEM video competition inspired by Hidden Figures.
Shetterly is an entrepreneur who resided in Mexico for 11 years while founding an English-language newspaper there. In addition to a career of working in investment banking and media startups, keep an eye out for information on Margot Shetterly’s “don’t miss” program about the Hidden Figures.