• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, and Slack. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.

View
 

Grace Hopper, Computer Pioneer

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Connecting Standard: AP World History

Period 6.1  Science and the Environment

 

PAGE SUMMARY

Grace Hopper was a computer pioneer, naval officer, and an innovator who earned herself a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale. She is best known for her trailblazing contributions to computer programming, software development, and the design and implementation of programming languages. Her other contributions include working on the first ever computer and her ability of coding. (Brendan Lee, April 2022)

 

Grace Hopper Google Doodle

 

 

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

 

Grace Hopper (Women's Hall of Fame)

 

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)

 

 Grace Hopper lecture  (Grace Hopper's lecture given at MIT Lincoln)

 

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

 

Grace Murray Hopper Collection

 

      • A photo collection of Grace Hopper throughout the years

 

USS Grace Hopper Guided Missile Destroyer

 

 Teaching and Learning 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

 

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.