KATHERINE JOHNSON: THE HIDDEN FIGURE THAT WILL ALWAYS SHINE

KATHERINE JOHNSON: THE HIDDEN FIGURE THAT WILL ALWAYS SHINE

Katherine Johnson was and always be a shining example of what a woman in science can achieve. 

Yet her story shows how difficult is to be a woman in science. Especially an African American woman straggling to receive credit as a scientist.

Even today we still do not see often women receiving credit as scientists, such as the major inequality at the Nobel Prize nominations.

Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.

Katherine Johnson

But learning the story of Katherine, which was portrayed partially in the Hollywood movie ‘Hidden Figures’, can only inspire and motivate other women.

Being an African American female mathematician at NASA laboratory was a very challenging job.

However, she did not let any obstacles, from racism to gender gap, to prevent her from doing excellent research work. 

So tune in this episode to learn her whole story. You will learn about:

  • how smart was even from childhood and her love for numbers
  • the education she received in the USA
  • her 33-year career at NASA
  • and finally her death last February at the age of 101

As NASA administrator James Bridenstine said, “she was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten.

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology.

Katherine Johnson

What do you think about Katherine’s story? Are you a woman in science? Share your story too below. 

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With love..for science,

Konstantia

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