Society of Women Engineers to host “Hidden Figures” movie night

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The Society of Women Engineers will hosting a movie night on campus.

By Caleb Johnson, Senior Lifestyle Writer

The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting a movie night to watch “Hidden Figures” at 7 p.m. in the Engineering Building room 101 on Oct. 4.

The group welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy the film. “Hidden Figures” is about 3 black women who worked at NASA during the Space Race and helped get the first American astronaut into orbit.

“It just really calls out to us because, like, there’s no women, especially, like, women engineers,” said Elizabeth Lopez, senior mechatronics engineering student and treasurer of the Society of Women Engineers. “They’re not really mentioned in history, especially, like, when it comes to space.”

Lopez went on to share that this movie really speaks to her and what SWE stands for. The club pushes to help shed light on the accomplishments of women engineers and to encourage young girls and women to become engineers.

Lopez went on to encourage young women, especially women of color who are underrepresented, to take the next step in a field dominated by men.

The SWE meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Engineering Building, in room 221. Their next event is a workshop on resume building and a company preview with Bison Gear on Oct 12.