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UVA Event Showcases Women's Work in STEM Field

Posted: Oct 04, 2018 09:46 PM Updated:
Actress Heather Massie highlighted Hedy Lamarr's story working for the U.S. government Actress Heather Massie highlighted Hedy Lamarr's story working for the U.S. government
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A program at the University of Virginia is hoping to get women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by telling the story of a well-known female engineer.

UVA's CHARGE program welcomed actress Heather Massie to tell the story of Hedy Lamarr, who’s known for her work in technology for the United States government during World War II.

Massie says Lamarr's story highlights the early work of women in the STEM field.

"It’s important for us to write women back into history, the women that got written out of history because they were not recognized at the time, and it’s important to look back in order to honor those women so we can use them as role models for moving forward to the future,” Massie said.

UVA’s CHARGE Program helps fund projects that get female students involved in STEM projects.

A performance of this show will also be held on Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m.