Every time you use google maps or your car’s GPS say a little thank you to Gladys West!

We solute our very own King George resident, Gladys West for her mathematical genius which among other things contributed to the invention of GPS.

WikiPedia Writes:

“Gladys Mae West (née Brown; born 1930) is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite geodesy models that were eventually incorporated into the Global Positioning System (GPS).[1] West was inducted into the United States Air Force Hall of Fame in 2018.”

Read the full article on Wikipedia by clicking here.

Steve Harvey Highlighted Gladys’ work on February 21, 2019. Here’s what he had to say.

 

 

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