I read somewhere about the disappearance
of the planet pluto. I wonder how long it
takes to get to space. But anyways,
Evelyn Boyd Granville is the Black woman
who worked for IBM.
Evelyn Boyd Granville is a Black woman who
was born May 1, 1924. She got a scholarship
from Phi Beta Kappa. She went to Yale
University and worked for
Diamond Ordinance Fuze Laboratories as an
applied mathematician, which she did for 4 years.
BEtweeen 1956 to 1960, she worked
for IBM on Project Vanguard and Project
Mercury space programs analyzing orbits and
developing computer procedures. Her job
involved making real time calculations
during satellite launchings.
When Evelyn moved to Los
Angeles California, she was at the
computation and Data Reduction Center
of the US space technology Laboratories
and studied rocket trajectories and
methods of orbit computation.
By 1962, she became a research specialist
at the North American Aviation Space
and Information Systems Division, working
on things like the celestial mechanics,
trajectory and orbit computation,
numerical analysis, and digital computer
techniquess for the Apollo program.
The next year she went to IBM
as a senior mathematician. The restructuring
at IBM caused many employees to be
transferred out to the Los ANgeles in
1967. Since Evelyn wanted to remain there,
seh took a teaching position at California
State University in Los Angeles.