katherine johnson


Katherine Johnson was a woman in science that struggled so much to receive credit as an African American female scientist.

Even today we rarely see women receiving credit as scientists, for example, the major inequality gap at the Nobel Prize nominations.

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

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

Katherine Johnson

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

However, she did not let any obstacles, such as racism to gender bias, preventing her from doing excellent research work.

On the contrary, she was a fearless woman who requested attention for her work and she finally go it.  

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

So tune into 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,


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