Dorothy Vaughan

STEM Career: Mathematician, “Human Computer”

Significant Contribution/s: Computing for NASA’s aerospace engineers; NASA’s Scout Launch Vehicle Program;   NASA’s first African American manager; Highlighted in the movie “Hidden Figures”.

Birth: September 20, 1910

Death: November 10, 2008

Learn more:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/dorothy-vaughan-biography

http://www.spelman.edu/about-us/news-and-events/our-stories/hidden-figures/2016/11/22/hidden-figure-nasa-dorothy-vaughan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Vaughan

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