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Public Radio Hour "Math Wizards-Scissum and Stevenson" (2/28/19)

In this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we'll wrap up our celebration of Black History Month and kick Women's History Month by meeting two two amazing people … math wizards who blazed a trail for women and African-Americans in America’s space program. We’ll meet Jeanette Scissum, who helped send man to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission, and make the first Mars landing with the Viking program. Scissum was also an important figure during the integration of Marshall Space Flight Center. We also meet Marshall Space Flight Center program manager Shelia Nash Stevenson, who is the first African American woman in Alabama to earn a PhD in physics. And Jason Green, Dean of College of Business at UAH, and Del Smith, Dean of College of Business and Public Affairs at Alabama A&M sat down with us to tell us how their schools are connecting students with professional experience in our local business community.

*pictured-Jeannette Scissum at her desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in 1964


Air Date: 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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