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Dr. Elbert Frank Cox, the first black in the world to earn a PhD in math, and Dr. Washington grew up in the same neighborhood in Evansville, Indiana and both taught at Howard University.
Mathematics of the 'Hidden figures'
National Math festival 2017
Featured in The Southwester
In the June 2017 edition of The Southwester, Dr. Washington is featured for leading a discussion on the Hidden Figures movie.
She said, “We must give our children encouragement to pursue being the first. … Mathematics is still predominantly white male. Just because you don’t see yourself there doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be there. Everybody has a right to be there at the table.
We have a lot of things that need to be solved—cancer, cybersecurity, diseases. There’s going to be a lot [of societal challenges] going forward and we are going to need the STEM machinery to help solve these problems.”
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Phi beta kappa dc Induction
On April 19, 2017, Dr. Washington was inducted into the Phi Beta Society Gamma DC at Howard University. She is welcomed by colleagues Drs. Eleanor King (Sociology and Anthropology) and Jeanne Toungara (History). She joins this chapter in which Dr. David Blackwell was a chartering member.
SMARTE Summer PROGRAM
In the summer of 2013, along with Prof. Watez Phelps, Dr. Washington founded and lead SMARTE, the Science Mathematics and Research Training in Evansville, a program of the Memorial Community Development Corporation. This program, held at IVY Tech Community College Evansville Campus, brought together middle and high schoolers to actively engage in science and mathematics with a field trip to Toyota in Princeton, IN. SMARTE was featured the in the Evansville Courier & Press.
Dr. Washington & Mathematics
In 2012, Dr. Washington participated in “AGEP PRiME”, a program that gathered mathematicians to discuss their professional journey from being an undergraduate student to being a member of the professoriate. This program was supported by an NSF grant awarded to the Midwest Crossroads AGEP at Purdue University and coordinated by Dr. Edray Goins.
honoring the cox family
Dr. Washington's work on Dr. Elbert Frank Cox, the first Black in the world to earn a PhD in mathematics, has been shared on radio and television stations, as well as in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. They both grew up in Evansville, Indiana and both went on to teach at Howard University.
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Dr. Washington is one of the Six People You Need to Know in Evansville, Indiana
Dr. Washington, The Mathematical 1
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Dr. Washington on staff