International/Intercultural Education

International/Intercultural Education coordinates educational programs and events across the Metropolitan Community College campuses to commemorate nationally recognized ethnic and cultural holidays. Most programs are free and open to the public. Suggestions for programming should be sent to

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History of Blacks in STEM, Not Hidden Figures

Stephanie Adams, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, Old Dominion University
 The movie Hidden Figures revealed the story of brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Dr. Stephanie Adams shares her contemporary experiences working for NASA and unveils the history of African Americans who made significant contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math. Adams will also share experiences related to mentoring, diversifying STEM.

Dr. Adams holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, a MS in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A. & M. She is a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:30-8 p.m.
Metropolitan Community College
Fort Omaha Campus, Institute of the Culinary Arts, Swanson Conference Center,
Room 201 A & B
5300 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE  


Barbara Velázquez, Coordinator

International/Intercultural Education
402-403-0660 (Fax)

Theresa Foley, Assistant
International/Intercultural Education
402-403-0660 (Fax)

P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE