An Evening with Margot Lee Shetterly & Gladys West
Thursday, August 8
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Robins Family Forum
VMHC, in partnership with WCVE PBS, will present a special program at the museum about the historical nexus of race, gender, and technology in America’s aerospace industry.
New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly and Dr. Gladys West, the “hidden figure” whose research calculating the Earth’s shape at the Dahlgren Naval Support Facility became the basis for Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, will discuss the profound and often unacknowledged ways that women of color have contributed to American innovation.