Computer Scientist Jean Bartik
From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios
Do you love solving problems with mathematics? So did groundbreaking computer programmer Jean Bartik. She turned her passion for math into a successful career in what was then a brand-new field.
During World War II, women took on more technology jobs as men joined the armed forces. Bartik started her career doing mathematical calculations for top-secret weapons systems projects. After the war, a new machine took over these calculations. It was the first all-electronic computer, and Bartik helped build and program it. But how did Bartik’s interest in mathematics take her to the forefront of cutting-edge technology? Find out how she went from gifted student to software pioneer.
|Grade 2 - Grade 5
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Lerner Publications ™
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|Reading Counts! Level
|JNF007090, JNF007120, JNF012040
|7 x 9
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|ATOS Reading Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
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|Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource
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STEM Trailblazer Bios
Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →