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The United States State Department was bombarded with so many screening requests
for 'Hidden Figures' from foreign embassies that a publicly funded exchange for women in STEM is now in the works. (Dan Van Winkle, 10 Aug2017)
Have you ever wondered how math is used by scientists to make their discoveries? This resource offers over 1000 math problems that reveal the many ways math and science work together to help us understand the universe.
In this video, Dr Mark Wilkinson, Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, introduces us to planetary motion by explaining how calculus is used in space travel, and to work out the orbits of planets, looking at the forces of planets on one another.
In this NASA Now program, Jim Garvin, Ph.D, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., explains how mathematics is a vital tool not only in everything happening at NASA but also in solving problems in everyday life.