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To celebrate Black History Month and honor the legacy of pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, the Statler College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WVU, held an hour-long panel discussion to discuss the legacy Johnson left behind. Panelists included Meshea L. Poore, Esq, vice president for DEI at WVU, and Statler College alumnae, former NASA engineering and partner of Ventures Yonder Kerri Knotts. Together, Poore and Knotts examined how we could apply the lessons learned by Johnson’s resiliency to everyday life.

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