Today, a look at the story of Dr. Gladys West, a brilliant mathematician and one of the first black female scientists to work for the US Naval Weapons Laboratory in the 1950s. Her pioneering work led to the development of GPS technology.
[Photo: Dr. Gladys West is inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame during a ceremony in her honor at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 2018. West was among the so-called “Hidden Figures” part of the team who did computing for the U.S. military in the era before electronic systems. The Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame is one of Air Force’s Space Commands Highest Honors.(Photo by Adrian Cadiz) Courtesy Wikimedia Commons]