03/22/2016 10:00 AM EDT
Over the course of its 100-plus year history, NIST has had some colorful characters who were also pioneers in their fields. For computer scientist Karen Olsen, one who stands out was Ethel Marden. In the 1950s, Marden wrote programs for the nation’s first internally programmed digital computer: the Standards Eastern Automatic Computer (SEAC).
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The Pioneering Life of Programmer Ethel Marden - NIST Taking Measure Blog