2014 Mosaic Lecture

The inaugural Mosaic Lecture took place on March 26, 2014. A video of the lecture can be found on the GVSU Mathematics Department YouTube channel.

Top Secret: Women's Contributions to the History of Computing

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University

Did you know that the first computers were humans, not machines? Did you know that these computers were women, not men? Did you know that these women were in their late teens and early 20s not PhDs? Come learn about the central role that a group of young women, called the Top Secret Rosies, played during the transition to the computer era in World War II.

The 2014 Mosaic Lecture was co-sponsored by these GVSU departments and organizations: Liberal Studies Department, the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the History Department, the Honors College, the Division of Inclusion and Equity, and the Women's Center.