Trailblazers is based on Dr. Laura Ettinger’s game-changing work for the National Science Foundation that captures the essence of trailblazing American women in engineering. This short documentary (19:18 minutes) tells the stories of six of these trailblazers who share their experiences overcoming obstacles and paving the way for the next generation.
Their stories are powerful. They help us to understand how individual women in engineering navigated the challenges they encountered, and how institutions might work to address those challenges. As we look at ourselves and face choices about our futures, their stories make us feel less alone.
Trailblazers is aimed at adults and older high school students of all interests and backgrounds.
The six women in Trailblazers are also featured in the Inspire! Educational Video Collection, three educational videos designed to inspire middle school and early high school students to pursue the STEM fields.