Category Archives: Computer Science

Stephanie Shirley

Thank you to Lauren Buchsbaum, who pointed out this NPR Ted Radio hour piece on Dame Stephanie Shirley, a Kindertransport survivor who made it big in the tech business (pre-Mac and pc) and created a company for women to work … Continue reading

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Margaret Hamilton

Thanks to Richard Ziglar, who pointed out this Wikipedia post about Margaret Hamilton and the code she wrote for the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), pictured below.

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Irene Greif

Check out this super article in the Atlantic about Irene Greif, the first woman to get a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.   I like the way she talks about interdisciplinary connections between mathematics, engineering and computer science.

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Joanna Chorley

Today is the first birthday of Grandma got STEM!  Thank you to everyone who has submitted #GGSTEM posts and made this project possible.  A big hello to the readers around the world (so far from 137 countries)! Thanks to Kimberly … Continue reading

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Fannie M. Gordon

Thank you to David Gross, great-grandson-in-law of STEM-ma  Maria Dee Salmonson, who took the time to write this terrific post about Fannie Gordon.  If anyone has a picture of her that we could share, we’d appreciate it. Fannie M. Gordon … Continue reading

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Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gorden

Found this amazing picture on the Women in Computer Science tumblr with the following caption: “Esther Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in 1946. Photo from the US Army, via NPR, in: Laura Sydell, … Continue reading

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Carol Covin

I was intrigued by your concept that senior women may not be given credit for having worked in STEM fields, in people’s mental images of grandmas sitting in rocking chairs with aprons on and knitting in their laps. I was … Continue reading

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