HAC professor Dr. Alison Witte and her composition classes are giving the Trine community the chance to come face-to-face with history. A new exhibit in the LINK on campus explores the history of women engineers at Trine University.

Witte has been embracing the Freshmen Reading Engagement Experience (FREE) this fall with her composition classes. All Composition I classes have been reading Margot Lee Shetterly’s nonfiction tale of the African-American women who built NASA in its early days. Witte herself even delivered a Humanities Symposia talk on the fruits of their research.

However, the real finished project is what’s now on display through Wednesday, December 13. The exhibit was produced by students and includes photos, timelines and brief histories of a few of the women who first broke the gender barrier in engineering not only at Trine, but in the workplace, too.

Below, you can see some of the photos from the exhibit, along with PDFs of the posters students created.

Trine Hidden Figures Project

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