The Rocket Girls
Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Mar 19, 2019 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
During World War II, when the newly created Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women – known as human computers – who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America’s first ballistic missiles.
This lecture is sponsored by The Gemini 3 Group.