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Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM where we continue our Leader Series with guest speaker Christine Mann Darden, D. Sc. former researcher and Executive at NASA Langley Research Center.
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Dr. Christine Darden is an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer who devoted much of her 40-year career in aerodynamics at NASA to researching supersonic flight and sonic booms. Darden is one of the researchers featured in Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016), a history of some of the influential African-American women mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the mid-20th century, by Margo Lee Shetterly. She had an M.S. in mathematics and had been teaching at Virginia State University before starting to work at Langley in 1967. She earned a PhD in engineering at George Washington University in 1983 and has published numerous articles in her field. She was the first African-American woman at NASA’s Langley Research Center to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service, the top rank in the federal civil service.