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This George Mason professor wants to empower the next Katherine Johnson

from Washingtonian

In December, the White House invited Kevin Clark to a screening of Hidden Figures, the Oscar-nominated film about three African-American women working as NASA mathematicians at the time when John Glenn first orbited Earth. Clark, a George Mason University education professor, asked to bring his daughter to impress on the 14-year-old "that she's smart and that's okay." He worries that she worries. Even if his daughter hasn't said anything, his research tells him that young African-Americans have been cut off from the full benefits of the digital revolution — Clark is dedicated to broadening participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and diversifying, among other things, the movies more

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