I recently stumbled on the article “This Black NASA Mathematician Was the Reason Many Astronauts Came Home — Their Life Depended on Her Calculations” featuring Katherine Johnson, one of the first African-Americans to work at NASA. The article features an interview with her; I recommend the whole thing highly.
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I'm a Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas. For eight years, I was co-director of Teach North Texas, UNT's program for preparing secondary teachers of mathematics and science. View all posts by John Quintanilla