Katherine Johnson Day – August 28th, 2017

Katherine Johnson Day – August 28th, 2017

Katherine Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-American physicist and mathematician from White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia who made contributions to the United States’ aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. She is portrayed in the 2016 movie Hidden Figures.

We have created a booklet that includes several lessons plans for K-12 that you can use with your students if you wish. I have attached it here.

On August 28th, 2018 Katherine Johnson is to be honored at the Greenbrier Resort. For more information about the event please contact the state’s office of minority affairs at 304-558-2000.