Katherine Johnson, the talented mathematician behind NASA's Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 missions passed today at age 101. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony in 2015. President Obama awarded her the medal saying , "In her 33 years at NASA, Katherine was a pioneer who broke the barriers of race and gender, showing generations of young people that everyone can excel in math and science, and reach for the stars."

Join the Virginia Tech student group, Black Students in STEM, this Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 pm in McBryde 100 to watch the movie Hidden Figures to celebrate her life and legacy.

Hidden Figures Flyer for showing in McBryde

McBryde 100 is wheelchair accessible and the movie will be played with subtitles as part of the Black Students in STEM initiative to be more accessible to members. 

Visit the Black Students in STEM organization for more information on this and other sponsored events. 

For more information about Mathematically Gifted and Black Mathematicians, visit the website, https://mathematicallygiftedandblack.com, where each day in February, a prominent black mathematician's work is featured.