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TWU Library to feature 'Women & Technology' exhibit, Commander Beckman to speak April 7


DENTON — The role women have played in science and the invention, creation and use of technology is the focus of an exhibit scheduled March 5-April 9 in the Blagg-Huey Library on the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus.

The exhibit, located on the first floor of the library, is free and open to the public. Curated by Kimberly L. Johnson of the library’s Woman’s Collection staff, the exhibit includes posters, books and photographs. For library hours and directions, visit or call (940) 898-3701.

The library also will feature “From Magellan to Beckman: Science and Technology at Work,” a talk by Trish Beckman, U.S. Navy Commander (retired), who navigated around the world as part of a Boeing 777 flight crew. The lecture will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall, room 101 of the TWU Blagg-Huey Library. Seating is limited, and reservations should be made by calling (940) 898-3751.

Commander Beckman spent 28 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, and was the first woman to qualify as a crewmember in the F-15. She also was the first American woman to qualify as a crewmember in the F/A-18.

Commander Beckman currently flies for Boeing as a system operator and as a navigator. She holds FAA licenses as an aircraft dispatcher and a flight navigator. She is a current board member of Women Military Aviators, Inc. and Women in Aviation International.

Commander Beckman also volunteers as a workshop presenter at festivals throughout the country given by Sally Ride Science to encourage girls to pursue careers in math and science.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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