Jason Bittle’s article about Grandma got STEM in Slate.com features the picture above, courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. The caption indicates that the woman’s name is Jean F. Hall and that she was a computer scientist at Argonne.
The Argonne National Labs website indicates that she was a “pioneer Argonne computer scientist” working on the AVIDAC, Argonne’s first digital computer, which began operation in January 1953.
Does anyone out there know more about Jean Hall? Her picture appears often, but I have not found further information about her work. So I guess I am posing the second #ggstem challenge!
(The first was to find a credible source for a quote about grandmothers that is attributed to Einstein.)