The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers

DATE AND TIME

Feb 23, 2023 | 12:00 pm -

Feb 23, 2023 | 1:00 pm

Location

virtual

Sivan Ben-Aderet
[email protected]

Join Commonpoint Queens and the National Museum of the U.S. Army for 4 amazing virtual history classes in partnership with the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. All classes are free and registration is limited – click here to register.

The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers – Discover how a talented group of female mathematicians laid the groundwork for the field of computer programming. In 1943, the U.S. Army recruited seven women mathematicians to set up and operate the Army’s newest top secret weapon: the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). These unsung heroes wired the electrical connections that enabled the world’s first electronic, digital computer to complete 300 calculations per second. In doing so, they built a framework for the field of computer programming.

Class Schedule: 

Defining “American”: Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path to Citizenship – Thursday, February 16
The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers – 
Thursday, February 23
Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II – Thursday, March 2
Fighting for Freedom: Nisei Soldiers and World War II – Wednesday, March 8

 

For more information, please contact Sivan Ben-Aderet at [email protected] or 718-423-6111.