America’s Katherine Johnson, The Fabulous Mathematician Who Blasted NASA’s Barriers

We don’t call it a tragedy when a renowned person dies after the century mark, especially if that person is brilliant NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

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HW Pick: “Hidden Figures,” By Margot Lee Shetterly

hidden-figures-book1Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Continue Reading →