That same year, a Pittsburgher accomplished her own "hidden figure" like feat.
Pitt had initially recommended her: “Girls don’t finish.”
And on Wed., July 24, Arrington gets to tell a new generation about her story when she introduces a screening of Hidden Figures at the Carnegie Science Center.
The screening is part of the Science Center’s “Science on Screen” series, which pairs movies about science with expert guest speakers. The Science Center’s website says each film is “a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages audiences of all backgrounds.”
In Hidden Figures, Henson’s Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) become critical players in the push to get John Glenn (Glen Powell) into space. The Science Center is showing the movie at 7 p.m. in the Rangos Giant Cinema.
In addition to introducing the film, Arrington, a Homestead native, will share her own experiences working as an aerospace engineer at an Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio after earning her Ph.D.
Hidden Figures screening. Wed., July 24. 7 p.m. 1 Allegheny Ave., North Side. $9.95. carnegiesciencecenter.org