Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906-1992) was a mathematician; a pioneer in computer sciences; a teacher and public educator, and a naval officer (she retired as a Rear Admiral). Hopper received a master’s degree in mathematics (1930) and a Ph.D. in mathematics (1934) from Yale. One of the first three modern “programmers,” she is best known for her trail-blazing contributions to the development of computer languages. Brilliant, irreverent, and an organizational and educational leader, she left her mark on the academy and enjoyed long and influential careers in both the U.S. Navy and the private sector.
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