The STEM Gab: Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

"Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math throughout their education, limiting their access, preparation and opportunities to go into these fields as adults."

- New Hidden Figures-Inspired STEM Initiative Shows the Importance of Media RepresentationThe 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) - The Math Behind “Hidden Figures” – Why STEM is important and math is everywhere!Hidden Figures is not just a story of empowerment for women and people of color, but to a lesser extent for mathematicians. STtarTalk blog post by Kirk Long.
- Exploring the Math in Hidden FiguresThe movie gives a shout-out to Euler's Method -- a centuries-old math technique. Did it really help send astronauts into orbit?
- 'Hidden figures' and the appeal of math in an age of inequiality“Get the girl to check the numbers,” John Glenn says, in a pivotal scene in the wonderful film Hidden Figures. Article written by Megan Garber 19 Jan 2017 for The Atlantic)
- OU Graduate Makes Sure 'Hidden Figures' Math Adds UpTo make sure the math adds up in 'Hidden Figures,' 20th Century Studios hired Morehouse College applied mathematics professor and University of Oklahoma graduate Rudy Horne.

- Exploring Space Through Math: Applications in GeometryThis problem applies mathematical principles in NASA’s human spaceflight

- Space Math @ NASAHave 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.

Differential Equations, a Tourist's Guide | DE1

- An overview of what Ordinary Differential Equations are all about.

Escape Velocity - A quick History of Space Exploration

- From the first rocket launch in 1926 to Gagarin, Armstrong, Hubble, Curiosity and beyond, take a fast ride through the 90 years of human space exploration.

How many ways are there to prove the Pythagorean theorem? -Betty Fei

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- Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers the question "How is math used on the ISS?" www.nasa.gov/education/STEMstation

How is calculus used in space travel?

- 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.

Orbital Maths at NASA with Chris Hadfield

- A look at orbital mechanics