The Central Oregon Stem Hub is presenting a community screening of the Big Dream, a film that follows the stories of seven young women breaking barriers to pursue science, math, computing and engineering careers. The film will play on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Tower Theater in downtown Bend.
The movie, which follows its subjects from small town Iowa to the Middle East, immerses viewers in a world designed by and for the next generation of girls. It’s a key part of the larger Big Dream movement, which Bend’s own Rane Johnson, principal research director for Microsoft Research, helped launch.
A panel discussion featuring women from the region reflecting on the film and their personal experiences in computer science will follow Friday’s screening. There will also be several door prizes up for raffle including a Microsoft Surface Pro.