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One Book Margot Shetterly Keynote: Evanston Campus

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, Ryan Auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to the public. Open seating. Doors open at 4:00

Contact: Nancy Cunniff   (847) 467-2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Faculty Co-Chairs, Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences Heather Pinkett and Dean Teresa Woodruff of the Graduate School, will be in conversation with author of Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly. There will be a book signing after the talk.

MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY is a writer, researcher, entrepreneur and author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which was a top book of 2016 for both TIME and Publisher’s Weekly, a USA Today bestseller, and a #1 New York Times bestseller. 

Shetterly is also the founder of the Human Computer Project, a digital archive telling the stories all of NASA’s “Human Computers,” women from all backgrounds whose work tipped the balance in favor of the United States in WWII, the Cold War, and the Space Race. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities support her research. She is currently a scholar-in-residence at the University of Virginia, with joint appointments at the McIntire School of Commerce and the School of Engineering.

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