#MathMonday with Jean Bartik (1924-2011)
Jean Bartik was an American computer software pioneer who was one of the first programmers of the ENIAC and UNIVAC I computers. When Jean graduated in 1945 from Northwest Missouri State University, she was the only female mathematics major in her class. Jean was recruited by the U.S. Army to calculate the artillery firing trajectories, which she did by hand!
Jean was inducted into the WITI – Women In Technology International Hall of Fame was was featured in the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, along with her ENIAC colleagues. In 2009, Jean also received a Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computer Society.
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