• Oct 08, 2020 07:00 PM

A Chat with a Hidden Figure: Dr. Christine Darden (Sponsored by: Reveal Math by McGraw Hill)

Presented by: Robert Q. Berry III, Dr. Christine Darden, Shelly Jones,

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.

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