Christine Darden, Ph.D., a retired NASA mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer who is featured in “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” a 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, will visit Virginia Commonwealth University in April.
Darden will speak from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Academic Learning Commons, room 1107, located at 1000 Floyd Ave. in Richmond. Her talk will be free and open to the public. Shetterly’s book was adapted into the Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures,” released this winter.
Sponsored by the Departments of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics; African-American Studies; and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.