A Chat with a Hidden Figure: Dr. Christine Darden (Sponsored by: Reveal Math by McGraw Hill)
Join this session as Dr. Christine Mann Darden, a 2019 Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former NASA mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer, shares about her life and experiences during this question and answer session with NCTM Past President, Dr. Robert Berry and Dr. Shelly Jones, author of Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians. Dr. Darden was highlighted in Hidden Figures featuring Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson as they contributed to the NASA Space Program as part of the segregated West Computers in the 1960s. Dr. Darden was a “human computer” and an aerospace engineer at NASA then became one of the leading researchers in sonic boom minimization. Prior to working at NASA, Dr. Darden was a high school mathematics teacher and shortly after completing her masters degree she was hired as a data analyst assigned to the pool of human computers at NASA.
Oct 13, 2020 07:00 PM : Impacting Learning for Black and Latinx Youth through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
What does culturally sustaining mean? How does it connect to the teaching and learning of rigorous mathematics or align with the mathematics practices? Come to this session and find out! In this session, participants will engage in tasks that promote culturally sustainability for Black and Latinx youth while teaching concepts from 6-8 curricula.