Born, August 26, 1918, Happy 100th Birthday, Katherine Johnson! A true American hero, whose body of work earned her a movie highlighting her contributions to the world, a building named after her, and a doll.
Today, retired @NASA_Langley mathematician Katherine Johnson makes her 100th trip around the Sun as she celebrates her birthday! #Happy100Katherine & learn about her calculations that launched NASA_Astronauts to space : https://t.co/d7b4ceHB7K … pic.twitter.com/l8yajsupah
— Baba Kofi Seti I #DemForce (@Uab_BabaKofi) August 26, 2018
Today the University community gathered to dedicate a statue and scholarship in honor of our amazing alum Katherine Johnson. The statue is located on WVSU’s quad, where it will serve as a source of inspiration to current and future students of all that is possible through dedication, hard work and perseverance.