Archive for September, 2017

Women and Adversity: Mary Jackson, NACA Mathematician, First African American Engineer for NASA

September 28, 2017

Mary Winston grew up in Hampton, VA and attended all-black schools, graduating from George P. Phenix Training School in 1937.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and ...

Women and Adversity: Dorothy Vaughan NASA Mathematician First African American Manager at NACA (see below)

September 14, 2017

  BACKGROUND: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was founded in 1915 to advance aeronautical research. NACA had what it called the West Area Computing unit located ...


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