another black woman named Katherine Coleman joined the team at Langley. She had dropped out of West Virginia years ago where she had been mathematics major. She got into graduate school for a math masters program but left to start a family. She joined the Flight Research Division from the computing department. Although the move was a promotion

her salary remained the same. Dorothy stepped in and denuded that Katherine got a raise with her promotion (Shetterly). Katherine was a brilliant addition to the team and made substantial discoveries including the effects that turbulence of one plane can affect another. As she gained more recognition and acceptance among her white peers