KATHERINE JOHNSON is a heroine of the American space program. Her work as a NASA computer (mathematician) influenced major US space shots from Mercury through the Space Shuttle. Notably, she personally calculated the trajectories for the historic flights of Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Apollo 11. Her intellect and determination provided her with the means to rise above the prejudice and discrimination of the age into which she was born.
TEACHING OUR DAUGHTER ABOUT investing – sharing values informed by our family’s circumstances, interests, and ideas extending to the larger economy. It’s the story of how we helped her to understand what money is and how it works while still learning to treat each person as having inherent worth and dignity – of how she learned to make informed choices in the context of freedom consonant with personal responsibility.
STEVE JOBS, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams.