Month: June 2022

LGBTQ+ Pride Month – Honoring Sally Ride

Sally Ride was the first American woman in space and the first space traveler known to be LGBT. Ride was born in Los Angeles, California, and as a child, was interested in astrophysics and tennis. While finishing her PhD in physics at Stanford, Ride decided to apply to be an astronaut after seeing an article in […]

Written by on June 30, 2022

LGBTQ+ Pride Month – Honoring Alan Turing

Continuing our series of spotlighting LGBTQ+ inventors to celebrate Pride month, we’re highlighting Alan Turing, a British mathematician and father of the general-purpose computer. He is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War 2, Turing worked for the British code-breaking center at Bletchley Park, helping to build […]

Written by on June 20, 2022

LGBTQ+ Pride Month – Honoring Lynn Conway

Happy PRIDE month! As part of our celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we’re spotlighting LGBTQ+ inventors who made significant impacts in their respective career fields. Lynn Conway is an electrical engineer, computer scientist, and transgender activist. She helped define the modern computing industry by inventing generalized dynamic instruction handling, a key advance used in out-of-order execution, […]

Written by on June 10, 2022