Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Great Women in Computing


When Allie was in second grade, each child in her class got to choose an inventor  to research, dress up as, and do a presentation on. Allie chose Hedy Lamarr, who was a famous actress and the inventor of frequency hopping or spread spectrum technology, which was a secret communication system that lead to the use of wifi, bluetooth and GPS systems.

Allie was thrilled to learn about this amazing female mathematician and inventor. Use Women Rock Science’s poster to check out some of these other  women who have made significant contributions to the field of computing. Share these stories with the kids in your life. One of these stories may inspire them to pursue an interest in STEM! (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Hedy Lamarr

2 comments on “Great Women in Computing

  1. I think it is very important that we are showing girls powerful women role models and inventors so that they can see they can do and be whatever and whoever they want when older. So powerful.

    • Jennifer Shewmaker
      July 11, 2013


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