Harford Co. honors early female ‘computers’ at APG

U.S. Army photo
U.S. Army photo

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. —  During a Feb. 28 visit to APG, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman tapes a public service announcement for Women’s History Month, focusing on the six female “computers” who served as the first programmers of the ENIAC computer at APG; developed for Army ballistics, the ENIAC was among the earliest electronic general-purpose computers and the predecessor of modern computers.

Glassman toured the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Supercomputing Resource Center and visited the women’s memorial adjacent to the garrison headquarters. During the visit, ARL’s Robert Sheroke presented Glassman with a book of ARL’s history.
The Harford County Women’s History Month PSA will be posted online later this month.