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Heidi Manning

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University


Paula Eckert

P & G Mehoopany Plant Employee and Labor Relations Leader


Linda Auker

Assistant Professor of Biology at Misericordia University

moderated by

Marnie Hiester Idec

Professor of Psychology at Misericordia University

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story— Panel: Women working in STEM

Scientists in academia and industry discuss their experiences as women working in STEM fields.

Dietrich Theater Tunkhannock, PA

Film Synopsis

This documentary reveals the Hedy Lamarr hidden behind the famously beautiful Hollywood star's glamorous image: a technological trailblazer whose inventions form the basis of modern WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth systems.

Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood, and science. 
-Tribeca Film Festival