Local Students Watch 'Hidden Figures,' Ignite STEM Interest

Students from two Nashville-area middle schools attend a movie viewing to stir interest in science, math.

Hidden Figures viewing

From NewsChannel5.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Meharry Medical College sponsored a screening of Hidden Figures for 100 students from Creswell Middle Prep School and Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center.

The event Saturday was part of the college's recent initiative, MeharryNOW, which has encouraged youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM fields.

After the film, members of Meharry’s leadership and staff led a discussion with students to hear their thoughts on the movie and share how they, too, can have a career.

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