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#WCWinSTEM: Dorothy Johnson Vaughan

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, NASA mathematician. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today we’ll continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Our #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, a mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Vaughan was born in […]

Why Do We #VanguardSTEM in Times Like These?

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Because we believe that women of color in STEM matter. Every single black+latina+first nation+indigenous+filipina+indian+queer+disabled+neuro-atypical woman (which we broadly define as women of color) and gender non-conforming person matters. We matter fundamentally as human beings AND by virtue of that humanity we deserve to be free. We deserve to pursue our passions […]

Hidden Figures, Hidden Fees

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Photo and trailer both courtesy of 20th Century Fox. On August 15, 2016 the trailer for Hidden Figures, the original motion picture based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, was released. I don’t generally watch trailers, or movies for that matter, because they often don’t […]