Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. The story of Katherine Johnson, the woman who broke so many barriers as a female, black NASA mathematician who was the subject of the film Hidden Figures, has inspired many. And while she passed away last year at age 101….she had collaborated with two of her daughters on a book for young people…One Step Further… My Story of Math the Moon and a mission. Joyce Hylick, one of those daughters, tell us her mother was always reaching out to spark interest in young people..
“She said the younger you get them and get their curiosity up the better. If you wait until high school or late high school, they’ve made up their minds whether to do well or not.”
Hylick by the way is also a mathematician…whose career also included time at NASA. The title again from National Geographic Kids…is One Step Further.. My Story of Math, the Moon and a Mission.
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