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Feb 26

Black History Month Event and Workshop: Celebration of Gladys West, Mathematician and Computer Programmer

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  • Add to Calendar 2021-02-26 14:00:00 2021-02-26 16:00:00 Black History Month Event and Workshop: Celebration of Gladys West, Mathematician and Computer Programmer We would be lost (literally) without the contributions of Gladys West. West is a mathematician who helped construct a geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth’s shape, making the invention of the GPS possible. She worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division as a mathematician and programmer, where she and her husband were two of only four black employees at the time. West was inducted into the United States Air Force Hall of Fame in 2018.   The celebration will include watching a short video and learning about West, as well as exploring her contributions more closely by working directly with satellite data. Contact Katie at kbrady@barnard.edu with questions. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link for this workshop. Image Zoom (sign up for the link) Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public

We would be lost (literally) without the contributions of Gladys West. West is a mathematician who helped construct a geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth’s shape, making the invention of the GPS possible. She worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division as a mathematician and programmer, where she and her husband were two of only four black employees at the time. West was inducted into the United States Air Force Hall of Fame in 2018.  

The celebration will include watching a short video and learning about West, as well as exploring her contributions more closely by working directly with satellite data.

Contact Katie at kbrady@barnard.edu with questions.

Sign up here to receive the Zoom link for this workshop.

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Dr. Gladys West