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In the Spotlight with Candy Torres: Engineer for the Space Program

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Streamed live on Jul 20, 2014

STEM Women speaks to Candy Torres about working as an Engineer in the early space shuttle programs and her current efforts to inspire girls in STEM. Candy worked at NASA's  Johnson Space Center on software for the Space Shuttle in the late 1970s and 1980s, and later for the International Space Station. Candy tells us what it was like being a woman of Puerto Rican background trying to get into engineering. We also discuss what we can do to encourage young Latina girls to become involved in engineering and, more broadly, how we can support minority women to contribute to space programs.

Visit our website for a written summary on this video: http://www.stemwomen.net/candy-torres...

Follow us on Twitter @STEMWomen and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/+StemwomenNet1).

This HOA was hosted by Dr Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr Zuleyka Zevallos. It aired on Sunday 20th July 2014.

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