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On Monday, February 20, 2017, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) will spend President’sDay at a special viewing of the acclaimed film Hidden Figures. A biographical drama, Hidden Figures isabout female African-American mathematicians and engineers who were working at NASA during the1960s. The viewing begins at 9:30 a.m. at Carmike East Ridge 18.
Following the movie, students will return to the CGLA campus and participate in school-widediscussions that begin at 12:30 p.m. Facilitated by faculty and formatted as intimate round-tableconversations, the discussions will center on the significance of these women to our cultural andscientific history, as well as lessons learned from the movie.
CGLA was the first single-gender public charter STEM school in Tennessee that integrates STEAMacademics into its educational experience. This is an innovative approach that invites students toinvestigate the interrelationships between science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. TheCGLA project-based learning model, sparks creativity and ignites critical thinking by cultivating adynamic environment for active, earnest learning.
Committed to educating young women for success in a technologically sophisticated world, CGLAboasts three robotics teams and recently hosted a statewide robotics competition. Additionally, theschool hosts quarterly open house STEM nights, which are a showcase for students to present theirSTEAM-related projects. These events are open to the public and free of charge.
For more coverage, visit the links below:
Times Free Press Article
The Chattanoogan Article