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Women's Herstory Month - Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

5:30 p.m. - reception with special exhibits and information
6:30 p.m. - film screening and discussion
Drexel University, a military-friendly school, celebrates Women’s Herstory Month and pays homage to female veterans. A film screening of Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII will be followed by a discussion reflecting on the role of women in the military and computing. Panelists will include the film director Leann Erikson.
In 1942 soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a secret military program was launched to recruit female mathematicians who would become human computers for the U.S. military. Top Secret Rosies : The Female Computers of WWII shares a story of the women and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age.

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Rebecca Weidensaul

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Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center (3120 Market St.)


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