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Grace Hooper

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Carly Dunford

on 19 March 2013

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Grace Hooper A woman in STEM Grace Hooper had many great accomplishments. She will always be remembered for her hard work. She died in 1992 at the age of 86. She was brilliant and did great things that have helped improve the computer world. Most of Hooper's work was creating early computer codes that used English. This included helping to develop the COBOL which is the most widely used computer language in the world. Hooper also invented the compiler. This device translates English into
computer language. Early Years Grace Hooper was born in NYC. She was very curious and at the age of 7 she decided to figure out how an alarm clock worked. She went and disabled 7 alarm clocks before her mother notice or realized what she was doing. Therefore her mother limited her to 1 clock. Grace Hooper A mathematician Hooper's Goal Results Her Work Grace Hooper Grace Hooper really wanted to create computer languages for non-mathematicians and programers, so they could easily use the language. Then they could work on
computers themselves. Hooper was the first woman to graduate from Yale with a Ph.D in Mathematics and also the first woman to become an admiral in the U.S. Navy. On top of all of that she was in the field of programing. Do you know what STEM is? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics THE END
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