Math 2010S Intersections of Mathematics and Society: Hidden Figures

Autumn 2020: Math 2010S Intersections of Mathematics and Society: Hidden Figures

This course is inspired by the book of the same name that explores the contributions of African American female mathematicians to early NASA missions. Students in the course will be exploring the mathematics that was happening behind the scenes at NASA and the social context in which it was happening. One central theme of the course will be the exploration of mathematical tools and mathematical communities.

This is a project-based service-learning course, where the primary project involves pairing students with leaders in STEM positions at companies in the Greater Columbus Community that are local ‘Hidden Figures.' Students will learn about a particular mathematical community from their local Hidden Figure and investigate the mathematical tools used in the work. They will also be participating in service-learning with the Columbus Metropolitan Library branches by providing STEM programming related to the major course projects.

Autumn 2020: Math 2010S Intersections of Mathematics and Society: Hidden Figures will be offered MWF 11:30 a.m. -12:25 p.m. This course is an Open Option/Service Learning GE.

Learn more at https://math.osu.edu/courses/2010s​.