Amazing Grace

Cutler, Thomas J.
September 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2006, Vol. 132 Issue 9, p94
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on the achievements of scientist Grace Hopper. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. She became the world's first large-scale computer programmer. Hopper played a role in the creation of the first language, where programmers spoke to computers with words.


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