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Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater West Virginia State University with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name. The university says a dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 25, the day before Johnson’s 100th birthday.

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She was depicted in the box office smash, “Hidden Figures”, with actress Taraji P. Henson playing her role.

West Virginia State hopes to endow the scholarship at $100,000, awarding money to students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math, targeting people who are underrepresented in those fields.

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