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December 6, 2018

Dr. Gladys Mae West is inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame.

Dr. Gladys Mae West was inducted into the Air Force Hall of Fame at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She was 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

Dr. Gladys Mae West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite geodesy models that were eventually incorporated into the Global Positioning System. West was inducted into the United States Hall of Fame in 2018.

Dr. Gladys Mae West – Mathematician – Articles:

  • Glady Mae West | xyHt
  • “Gladys West work on GPS ‘would impact the world'” |Fredericksburg.com
  • “Meet Dr. Gladys West, the hidden figure behind your phone’s GPS” |McGill University
  • “Mathematician who helped developed GPS technology inducted into Air Force Hall of Fame” | FirstCoast News
  • “100 Women: Gladys West- the ‘hidden figure’ of GPS” | BBC News
  • “Meet Gladys Mae West, the hidden hero behind a system billions of people rely on today” | AccuWeather
  • “Science History: Gladys West maps the future” | Cosmos
  • “Dr. Gladys West: The black Woman Behind GPS Technology” | BlackDoctor

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