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AMPAS, NASA Talk Science, Movies and Diversity at Siggraph

Sun Jul 30 17:45:56 EDT 2017 | The Hollywood Reporter
Annual CG confab Siggraph opened on Sunday with an inspiring discussion about science, movies and diversity during a Hidden Figures session hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Science and Technology Council in collaboration with NASA. “I wish there were more little girls here today,” said SciTech Council member Beverly Wood, who moderated the session at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The panel featured a trio of distinguished women from NASA JPL: Tracy D. Drain, flight ..

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