The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers

Virtual Field Trips connect students to the Museum all without leaving their desks. During this field trip, students will engage with the Army’s history through artifacts, primary sources, and Soldiers’ Stories.

Winning World War II required an all-out effort. Thousands of women on the home front answered their country’s call to join the military, industry, and the civil service. In 1943, the U.S. Army recruited seven women mathematicians to set up and operate the Army’s newest top secret weapon: the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). These unsung heroes wired the electrical connections that enabled the world’s first electronic, digital computer to complete 300 calculations per second. In doing so, they built a framework for the field of computer programming.

Discover how female “computers” solved complex problems, contributing to Army innovation during World War II.

Program Date Options:
March 10, 2021 at 10am EST
March 17, 2021 at 10am EDT
March 24, 2021 at 10am EDT

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March 17, 2021 @ 10:00
10:00 am — 10:45 am (45′)