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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

 

 

Accomplishments


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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