Hidden Figures of STEAMpunk
What is Hidden Figures of Steampunk?
After the kick-off of FIRST® STEAMworks 2017, we came together as a business committee, wanting to understand who the women of the Victorian “Steampunk” Era were, and how they contributed to STEM. But, as we know, women scientists, engineers and inventors often do not get credit for their actions. As shown in the recent movie, Hidden Figures, women’s contributions have often been missed, even in the recent past.
As an all-girls team, it is important to us to take the time to learn about the women of the Steampunk era and use our social media platforms, as part of FIRST, to educate our community about these powerful women. So, we spend our time getting to know them to recognize their impact.