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100 Women: Gladys West - the 'hidden figure' of GPS
by Amelia Butterly - 100 Women

BBC News    Translate This Article
20 May 2018

On 20 May 2018 BBC News reported: From the sat nav in your car, to the tags on your social media posts, many of us use global positioning systems, or GPS, every day. Gladys West is one of the people whose work was instrumental in developing the mathematics behind GPS. Until now, her story has remained untold. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and education, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

When Mrs West started her career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in the US state of Virginia in 1956, just one other black woman and two black men worked alongside her. ...

Mrs West was born in 1930, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia -- 'a real rural kind of a place' as she describes it.

Many of the families around them were sharecroppers -- tenants of a farm who had to hand over a proportion of their crops to the landowners.

Her family had their own small farm and she had to work in the fields with them. ...

'I thought at first I needed to go to the city. I thought that would get me out of the country and out of the fields,' she says.

'But then as I got more educated, went into the higher grades, I learned that education was the thing to get me out.'

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