About Us

Founded in 2014, the mission of the Human Computer Project is to tell the stories of the pioneering women who worked as mathematicians and "computers" at the NACA and NASA in the early days of aeronautics and the American space program. Our hope is that these role models will inspire a new generation of women and minorities to pursue careers in STEM fields, and that everyone will gain a broader sense of what mathematicians, engineers and scientists look like. #ilooklikeanengineer


Click here for information about Margot Lee Shetterly's forthcoming book Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped the United States Win the Space Race (William Morrow/Summer 2016)



August 31, 2015: Human Computer Project to Announce Launch at Event Hosted by Americans Who Tell the Truth and ASALH Hampton Roads

July 14, 2015: NASA's Black Women Boffins Get Big Screen Countdown. The Guardian UK