Program focuses on trio of Manhattan Project workers

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Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge will have a free program Saturday about three employees of the Manhattan Project and their impact within the project and otherwise.

The program will start at 2 p.m. in the historic Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

Those to be discussed include:

• Leona Woods’ contribution as one of the few female scientists

• Ed Westcott’s influential photography as the Manhattan Project’s only official photographer

• Ernest Wilkins Jr.’s lasting impact on the fields of mathematics, science and engineering.

For more information or directions, contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at 865-482-1942.

The public is also encouraged to visit www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm for more details.

The Park also has a social media presence: on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS; on Twitter @MnhtnProjectNPS, and on Instagram at @manhattanprojectnps.