The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is looking to recognize minority women making an impact in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.
The awards are inspired by the book and now movie, Hidden Figures, which follows the plight of three black women mathematicians who made pivotal contributions at NASA during its early days in the 1960s. The movie has held the No. 1 spot at the box office for two straight weeks taking in more than $60 million so far, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“Hidden Figures of Dallas: Top Women of Color In STEM” seeks to celebrate the achievements of local women so their stories don’t go untold.
“We want women of the STEM community in Dallas to not be a hidden figure, and empower them to make a broader impact in the community,” the NSBE Dallas chapter’s president Tiffany Johnson told The Dallas Morning News.
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 17. NSBE plans to announce up to 20 finalists on Feb. 25 during National Engineers Week. The awards will then be presented March 25.
Learn more about the awards and make a nomination here.
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