Arianna Frisina

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The timeline consists of significant events of women in engineering. The years range from 1939 to 1974 and contains information from Hidden Figures and a peer-reviewed article that was found on JSTOR. The timeline shows the years that the women (Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Christine Darden, and Mary Jackson) began working for NACA. It also includes the time Christine Darden discovered her passion for math, when Kitty O’Brien Joyner sued the University of Virginia, the year of the Civil Rights Act, when Katherine Johnson was able to attend the editorial meetings, and Mary Jackson enrolling in engineering classes. The year the Society of Women Engineers was founded is included as well because it’s an important organization that continues to encourage women to pursue this particular field.

The infographic provides additional information about women in engineering and also a way to make things more clear about the women presented in the novel. Since the book jumps around from character to character, this would be a way of understanding the roles of each women and some of the significant events that took place in their lives. With that being said, I would recommend using this after reading the book and believe this would spark discussions about each individual and how they played a part in changing a male dominated career.