What: “Hidden Herstory: The Top Secret Rosies of WWII”
When: Wed Aug 18, 2010, 7pm
Where: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Phila
Did you know that the first electronic computer, ENIAC, was built in Philly at UPenn? Bet you did. Did you know that it was built to calculate ballistics trajectories for fighter pilots during WWII? And did you also know that the first mathematicians and programmers to work on the new machine were women, mostly from the Philadelphia area? Hive76 is really, really excited to invite you to a presentation about these “female computers”.
On Wednesday, August 18 at 7pm, Hive76 and the Rotunda are teaming up to bring an illustrated lecture and movie teaser called “Hidden Her-story, the Top Secret Rosies of WWII”. Documentary filmmaker LeAnn Erickson will give this talk based on the research she’s done for her film “Top Secret Rosies” which is nearing post-production.
Wouldn’t you know it, one of our members’ grandmothers was part of the all-star math team that gave ENIAC its start. You know, before it went mainstream and sold out.
Flyer forthcoming for this awesome event. Spread the word to the history, math, science, and engineering buffs in your life.