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Math in Photography

How does Math relate to beauty, art, and fashion? Jessica Wynne, a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York explored the beauty of math in her most recent project. She took creative photos of chalkboards that were labeled “Do Not Erase.” The results prove that beauty can be found in the most mundane and unexpected places. See more about Professor Wynne’s journey here.

NASA Mathematician Recognition

Last month NASA honored Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician and centenarian by naming a facility after her located in West Virginia. Johnson’s work included tracking  the orbits of certain major missions, including Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 in 1961 and John Glenn’s Friendship 7 in 1962. She accomplished these missions, while also overcoming the obstacles of racial discrimination. Click here to read more about her legacy!