By Deanna Hurn
If you post on Facebook, search on Google or write using Microsoft Word, you can thank a woman.
Because I’m an educator, mathematician and Mom to three wonderful girls, I’m committed to spreading the word about women pioneers in the field of Mathematics. In the mid-1800s, Mathematician Ada Lovelace made calculations of rational numbers in what is now known as the first computer program. Who knew?
Lovelace is one of many women mathematicians we should appreciate all year long, not just during Women’s History Month. Thanks to last year’s excellent film, “Hidden Figures,” we know the story of Katherine Johnson, one of three African-American math whizzes essential to launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit around the earth in 1962.