November 2022 CCTM Trivia

Each newsletter will have a trivia question. From those that answer correctly, five winners will be drawn and receive CCTM swag (either a water bottle or a tee-shirt). 


Which mathematician/physician was also the FIRST Black female to travel in space (and appears in an episode of Star Trek)?

Submit your answer here!


Last month, we asked you, the members of CCTM “Who is given credit for cracking the Enigma code?”. Many of you correctly identified Alan Turing as the mathematician who cracked the code! Last month’s winners were: Anita Chakraborty-Spotts (Peak to Peak Charter School), Nicole Lepke (Arvada West High School), Amber Vrieze (Cherry Creek Elevation), Kelsey Dondelinger (Powell Middle School), and Deanna Macri (Bear Creek High School). What you may not know is that Joan Clarke worked ardently by the side of Alan Turing to crack the Enigma Code! If you want to learn more about Alan Turing, Joan Clarke, and the Enigma Project, here are a few links:

Alan Turing - A Brief Biography

Joan Clarke - A Brief Biography

Cracking the Code - A story of the work of Turing and Clarke

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