|aWomen who launched the computer age |cby Laurie Calkhoven ; illustrated by Alyssa Petersen.
|aSimon Spotlight ed.
|aNew York, N.Y. |bSimon Spotlight|cc2016.
|a48 p. |bcol. ill. |c23 cm.
|aYou should meet
|aReady-to-read. Level three, Megastar reader!
|aTrue story of six women who programmed the ENIAC computer as part of a secret WWII mission. They learned to program the computer without any software, instructions or tools (none existed.). --|cProvided by publisher.
|aThe story of Jean Jennings, Kay McNulty, Frances Bilas, Ruth Lichterman, Betty Snyder, and Marlyn Wescoff, who were chosen to work on the ENIAC computer.
This book was chosen by the Children's Book Council as a best STEM book of 2017 Meet the women who programmed the first all-electronic computer and built the technological language kids today can't live without in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people "you should meet " In 1946, six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without any programming languages or tools, and by the time they were finished, the ENIAC could run a complicated calculus equation in seconds. But when the ENIAC was presented to the press and public, the women were never introduced or given credit for their work. Learn all about what they did and how their invention still matters today in this story of six amazing young women everyone should meet A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus interesting trivia facts about how computers have changed over time. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun