Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Featuring women in STEM: “Inclusive Stories in Science” and “Women Untold”

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L), Berry Auditorium
An image of Dr. Bettye Washington-Greene
Dr. Bettye Washington-Greene (1935-1995) was one of the first African-American women to earn her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Wayne State. She was also the first African-American woman with a doctorate to work at Dow Chemical Company.

HFC will host two short films by Lawrence Technological University students: Inclusive Stories in Science: Celebrating Dr. Bettye-Washington Green and Women Untold: A Lawrence Tech Feature Film. The screening will take place in the Berry Auditorium on the first floor of Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative & Conference Center (ASCC) (Bldg. L on the main campus) on Wednesday, May 18, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. This is an LTU student production in partnership with the LTU Marburger STEM Center.

Dr. Bettye Washington-Greene

One of the STEM pioneers who will be spotlighted in the film is the late Dr. Bettye Washington-Greene, a pioneer in physical chemistry. She was one of the first African-American women to earn her doctorate in physical chemistry from Wayne State University, and she was the first African-American female chemist with a doctorate to work at Dow Chemical Company in Midland. There, she researched polymers and latex. A mother of three, one of her children is Dr. Willetta Greene-Johnson, who is a pioneer in her own right. Greene-Johnson is one of the first African-American women to complete a doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of Chicago.

LTU admissions team will be present at screening

“I am in charge of setting up seminars for HFC students with professors from Lawrence Tech on various STEM topics,” said Scott Corp, an HFC adjunct faculty member in the English Language Institute and project coordinator for the Michigan College/University Partnership Program. Established in 1988, MICUP is an incentive to increase graduation rates of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students who transfer from community colleges to bachelor’s degree programs.

After the film, students will be able to ask questions and give their feedback on the film. They will also be given the opportunity to share their STEM stories. According to Corp, LTU admissions representatives will be present to speak to students about transferring from HFC to LTU.

Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For questions or more information, contact Corp at sdcorp@hfcc.edu.