Columbia High School students learned about trailblazing women engineers at a virtual documentary screening and discussion last week. The event was hosted by Columbia’s Serious About Science club and Science National Honor Society and included a screening of the documentary “Trailblazers: The Untold Stories of Six Women Engineers.”
One of the subjects from the film, Susan Suhr, attended the viewing and participated in a discussion with students afterward.
“Susan Suhr shared with us the wide range of careers she has held in STEM and the struggles she faced as a woman in this field,” said Maddie Ingoldsby ’21 who serves as vice president of the Serious About Science club. “Suhr gained my utmost respect for the way she dealt with adversity; her ideologies resemble those of another iconic woman, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Both women were pioneers that paved the way for the women after them to succeed.”
Ms. Ingoldsby continued, “I am incredibly grateful I was able to speak to Susan because she was able to share so much insightful knowledge with us during our time together on what it means to be a woman in STEM!”