EDITOR'S LETTERJANUARY 2019
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.
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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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