The Life of Grace Hopper

Timeline created by sammysteinberg
  • Birth of Grace Hopper

    Birth of Grace Hopper
    Grace Hopper was born on December 9th, 1906.
  • Graduating Vassar College

    Hopper graduated from Vassar College studying math and physics but her interests were very diverse. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa as well.
  • Masters at Yale

    Hopper then took her experience to study at Yale University, earning her masters in math and physics.
  • Grace and Vincent

    Grace and Vincent
    Grace Hopper marries New York University professor, Vincent Foster Hopper
  • Ph.D at Yale

    She then received her Ph.D in math and physics at attending Yale University.
  • Professor at Vassar College

    Grace Hopper started working as a professor at Vassar College, teaching math and physics.
  • Naval Reserves

    Hopper enlisted in the Naval Reserves.
  • Divorce

    Grace and Vincent Foster Hopper file for divorce in 1945.
  • Joins Harvard's Computation Laboratory

    Joins Harvard's Computation Laboratory
    Returned to inactive duty; then joins Harvard's Computation Laboratory
  • Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp

    Joined Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp as a senior mathematician
  • Awarded by British Computer Society

    British Computer Society awarded Hopper with recognition. She was recognized as the first American and women to do so.
  • Appointed to Commodore

    Special Presidential appointment to Commodore.
  • Retires from Naval Reserve

    Retires from Naval Reserve
    Hopper retired from the Naval Reserve again but with the rank of Rear Admiral.
  • Grace Hopper is Guest on Letterman

    Grace Hopper is Guest on Letterman
  • Grace Passes Away

    Grace Hopper passes away on January 1st, 1992.