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.

Project Team

Margot Lee Shetterly is the founder of The Human Computer Project and the author of the book Hidden Figures. She has more than two decades of experience with startup ventures.

Alison Stevens has over 4 years of experience as a science writer and communications specialist, with expertise in visualizing data and translating technical information for the general public


The Human Computer Project is made possible by the support from the following organizations: