Bold Visions: Women In Science And Technology

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Glimpses into the lives of extraordinary women working in the fields of science and technology: a research scientist searching for genetic causes of diseases, an astronaut applying her engineering expertise in space and a results-driven technologist responsible for numerous patents. Their exciting and collaborative work not only improves the quality of lives around the world but underscores the need for the United States to nurture its home-grown female talent in these male-dominated fields. During the documentary, Academy Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden (Pollack)and CSI: NYstar Melina Kanakaredes recall the science-related experiences of their youth, discuss the impact of teachers on their lives and speak about the desire for their daughters to remain open to careers in the fields of math and science. In addition, high-school girls from an engineering program in southern Texas built a wind turbine to generate electricity for lights at a community center.

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