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Name: Grace Hopper
Birth date and Death date (if applicable) 12/9/1906 - 01/01/1992
Field(s) of contribution: Computer Language Technology
What is his/her major contribution(s)? Invented the first computer compiler contributing to the development of the COBOL computer language.
How does his/her contribution(s) impact STEM and Cyber? Computer languages require a compiler to translate written language to machine code.
At least 2 additional fun facts
Her associates discovered a moth inside one of her computers. The remains of the moth are in the Smithsonian Institution and is recognized as an early example of “debugging” a computer.
- She was described as having an “All Navy” exterior appearance with a “Pirate dying to be released” interior.