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Women's Herstory Month - Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII
Start Date: 3/12/2014Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 3/12/2014End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description
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.
Contact Information:
Name: Rebecca Weidensaul
Phone: 215.895.6092
Email: rebecca@drexel.edu
top secret rosies
Location:
Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center (3120 Market St.)
Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Current Students
  • Faculty
  • Parents & Families
  • Prospective Students
  • Public
  • Staff
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  • Free Food
  • Giveaways

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