DALLAS (CBS11) – An Oscar-nominated movie could serve to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in North Texas.READ MORE: Dallas Stars Win Fourth Game In A Row, Beating Arizona Coyotes 3-2
Five-hundred DISD middle and high schoolers took a field trip to NorthPark Center. They watched “Hidden Figures” – a story of three African-American women NASA scientists.
The women did the math that put men into space, while battling discrimination along the way.READ MORE: Dallas Police Ask Public For Help Finding Deadly Hit-And-Run Suspects
“It’s honestly unfair,” said senior Erica Reed. “I felt like they should’ve done something about that. And I’m glad the main character got to say something and they heard her. Even though they were being oppressed, even though they were told no, constantly, time after time, they didn’t stop.”
Teachers and administrators hope the movie inspires students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
AT&T sponsored the VIP screening. Atlanta, Los Angeles, Oakland and Chicago held similar screenings for public school students.MORE NEWS: Missing Canadian Aaron Tschritter Last Seen In Deep Ellum Came For Cowboys Game, Never Made It
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