Pearl I Young

Pear_i_young_NACAThanks to Mimi Kome, who passed along this link about Pearl Young, which describes her as “the first woman to be hired as a technical employee at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), 1929. The organization which would later become NASA in 1958.”  The photo also appears on her Wikipedia page.  A NASA blog says that “In 1929, Young was appointed as Langley’s first ever Chief Technical Editor” and cites the image as NASA image EL-2000-00347.  The blog says she also spent part of her career as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State College (now Penn State University).

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3 Responses to Pearl I Young

  1. Tran Nguyen says:

    It was really interesting to know that your family has a strong connection with math. I was shcoked when your mom graduated from HS at the age of 14. Moreover, you and your mom were an encouragement for me to work and achieve things at a very old age.

  2. Jacqueline Giles says:

    Tran posted:

    It was really interesting to know that your family has a strong connection with math. I was shcoked when your mom graduated from HS at the age of 14. Moreover, you and your mom were an encouragement for me to work and achieve things at a very old age.
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  3. Taylor Tolbert says:

    I agree with Mr. Nguyen, it is quite the achievement to graduate at the age of 14 as well as an inspiration.

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