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Grace Hopper, Computer Pioneer

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Connecting Standard

AP World History

Period 6.1  Science and the Environment



external image Commodore_Grace_M._Hopper%2C_USN_%28covered%29.jpgBiography (1906-1996)

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper: Pioneer Computer Scientist, from San Diego Supercomputer Center

Grace Hopper, Computing Pioneer, Harvard Gazette (December 2014)


Grace Hopper from National Women's History Museum




Worked on the first computer, Harvard Mark I

Headed the team that led to the creation of COBOL, a programming language


Grace Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, 1960
Grace Hopper at the UNIVAC keyboard, 1960



Computer Programming Used to be Women's Work, Smithsonian (October 7, 2013)

Oral History of Captain Grace Hopper, December 1980 from the Computer History Museum



Romanian stamp, 2013


Romanian stamp, 2013

Multimedia Resources


Here is a quick youtube video outlining Hopper's life and accomplishments.

Grace Hopper's Appearance on the David Letterman Show when she was 80 years old

Grace Hopper to Programmers: Mind Your Nanoseconds!

The Queen of Code from FiveThirtyEight (January 28, 2015)

Author Kurt Beyer Discusses his Book: Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age

Grace Hopper:  Queen of Code



 Teaching Resources

Grace Hopper Debugging Activity

Click here for entry on USS Hopper, a guided missile destroyer named after Grace Hopper.

Go here for the website of The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing




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