What happens when your organize an energetic cheer squad, an inspirational panel of speakers, STEM workshops and resources as door prizes, a historical photo gallery featuring the actual mathematicians and engineers depicted in the film, along with the women of MLO and women in our community who are STEM professionals, AND a film portraying powerful black women who changed the world as we see it? You get the total movie-going experience!
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Lambda Omega Chapter (MLO), the Ivy Centennial Foundation, and Sisters in S.T.E.M. hosted an invitation only group of 100 young ladies from 10 – 18 years old from all over Southern California at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center Cinemark Theater.
The film was followed by a panel discussion moderated by MLO President Akilah Wallace, who is a STEM professional in the field of mathematics. The panel was comprised of dynamic young women who are either currently studying STEM subjects in college or working in STEM fields professionally. MLO and our partners wanted to inspire, motivate and engage these young ladies and give them a chance to ask questions and interact one-on one with young STEM professionals. It was an exciting event that helped attendees see that girls and young women can and do excel in STEM fields and that the possibilities are endless. Youth and adults alike had a fabulous time!