In 2017, the West Virginia Legislature recognized Katherine Johnson, a female pioneer at NASA and a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, marking April 3, 2017 as Katherine Johnson Day. Katherine, a West Virginia Daughter, broke gender and racial barriers, she left her mark with an impressive career at NASA, she even has a lego figure named after her.
Today, February 24, we say goodbye to Katherine Johnson and thank her for her contributions to science, engineering and for her part in inspiring those who have come after her..
This PBS LearningMedia resource, Katherine Johnson | NASA Computer sheds light on her career. The short video clip includes discussion questions and extension activities for the classroom.