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Computer and Software Engineering & Computer Science

Never seen a computer engineer before? Check out these successful computer engineers who have enriched our world with their work:

 

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Grace Hopper: Developed the first computer compiler in 1952 and the computer program language COBOL, 1969 Computer Science Man of the Year, 1973 Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, 1991National Medal of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

519px Ginni Rometty at the Fortune MPW Summit in 2011 259x300Ginni Rometty: Computer scientist and electrical engineer; president and CEO of IBM; one of Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for 7 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

220px Radia Perlman 2009 Radia Perlman: the “Mother” of the Internet; holds over 100 patents, particularly with contributions to routing; received the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mary McLaren leads a team of software designers and developers as an IT project manager.

 Recommended highschool courses:
  • Math! As much as possible through calculus
  • Any computer science or programming courses available
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • English

Through outreach and professional development activities, research, partnerships, thought leadership and online initiatives, we work with industry and academia to educate on the value of diversity for innovation, to inspire women to thrive and to celebrate the contributions of women in science and engineering.
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