EDITOR'S LETTER

JANUARY 2019

2019: THE YEAR OF 'I CAN'

January is the month that always creeps up on me. It feels as though I wake up on the first and all of a sudden, in what has seemed like a flash, we transition from the slow nostalgia of the Holidays into the energetic ?now? of a new year?and here we are in 2019. After a restful, much needed?three-week hiatus, it feels good to be back in the saddle?recharged and filled with a fresh perspective on the promise of this new year and the projects that lie ahead.

At some point on one of the legs of our air travels from one family visit to another over the Holidays, the popular phrase?new year, new me?kept bouncing around in my head at 30,000 feet. I am turning 30 this year, and I have found myself in a state of existential contemplation out of anticipation for this milestone that, for some reason, signifies so much for so many of us.

S.H.E IS: ADA LOVELACE

Inventor. Writer. Mathematician. Pioneer. Revolutionary.

Closing The Gap On Women In STEM

By Melissa Unsell-Smith

Minority women?in the 1960s?were?solving rocket science trajectories for NASA and managing mainframe computers.??Katherine Johnson, for example, solved?calculations of orbital mechanics?that?were critical to the success of the first manned spaceflights.?The barriers?she and her female counterparts?faced were?immersive;?the path they paved?insurmountable.???

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