Technology

Maria Klawe

Former Harvey Mudd College President Dr. Maria Klawe is a gifted computer scientist and artist.

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Mary Dixon Kies

On May 5, 1809 Mary Dixon Kies was granted the first American patent given to a woman.

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Radia Perlman

You can call Radia Perlman a pioneer in computer science, a visionary in networking, and an innovator in teaching children programming – but don’t call her the “Mother of the Internet.”

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Rachel Wilkins Patel

In an effort to use her diverse skill set, Rachel Wilkins Patel founded HER Ideas In Motion to help inspire the next generation.

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Mary Jean Harrold

Mary Jean Harrold was a prolific software engineering researcher that promoted diversity in computer science fields, acting as a teacher and mentor to many.

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Adele Goldstine

When the ENIAC was created, someone had to write the world’s first computer’s operating manual. Adele Goldstine was up to the task.

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Frances Bilas Spence

Frances Spence had already started a teaching career when she started to work for the Army as a “computer,” and then she made history as an ENIAC programmer.

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