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Community Event Promotes Diversity in STEM Careers Around New Feature Film Hidden Figures


Middle and high school age students and their families are invited to a pre-movie event with several organizations including the Office of Diversity Programs for the University of Tennessee’s Engineering College, Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UT and UT’s Big Orange STEM Symposium, as well as Knox County Schools STEM Magnet pipeline schools



In honor of Martin Luther King’s holiday weekend, the community wishes to empower young people with dreaming about STEM careers. Organization representatives will be on hand to provide information about programs and answer questions about their fields. Officials from Knox County Schools STEM Magnet program will have information about how to get K-12 students into the local STEM education pipeline.


Everyone is invited to purchase tickets online or at the box office for the 1:10 p.m. showing ofHidden Figures, followed by a Twitter chat with STEM professionals from the pre-movie event using the hashtag #HiddenSTEM.



Noon – 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 (Hidden Figures showing at 1:10 p.m.)
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Q&A Twitter chat using #HiddenSTEM



Lobby of the Regal Riviera theater (510 S. Gay Street)



Hidden Figures is the untold story of three African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.  For more information about the movie Hidden Figures, visit