Famous Thinkers

1102 WordsAug 11, 20145 Pages
Famous Thinkers: Steven Spielberg & Grace Hopper Famous thinkers can come from all walks of life and can be from our generation and others. Reaching goals can be done in many ways. The similarity famous thinkers is that they are all share creative minds and are all creative thinkers. Creative ideas are the foundation of creative process (Goodman & Fritchie, 2011). Famous thinkers base their ideas on searching for solutions to problem, need, or the way others think or view specific issues. When I think of famous thinkers a vast number of people come to mind. Two thinkers that genuinely stand out to me are Steven Spielberg & Grace Hopper. My article will provide more details on the influence and accomplishments of these great…show more content…
Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also received the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award and the French Legion of Honor. In 2005 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Grace Hopper Grace Hopper, a computer programmer, is known for helping develop and lead the team that created the first computer language compiler, which was a precursor to the widely used COBOL language. She also became an admiral in the U.S. Navy. Grace Hopper also known as Grace Brewster Murray went to college at Vassar and Yale University to study math and received a master’s degree in mathematics. While studying at Yale Grace taught at Vassar. She was the first women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics at Yale. Her education brought her too many opportunities including an associate professor at Vassar. She joined the U.S. Naval Reserve around World War II and was commissioned as a lieutenant. Grace Hopper went to Harvard University and was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance Computation Project. This is where she learned to program a Mark I computer and later worked with the Mark II and Mark III computers. The term “computer bug” had come from an experience Grace had at Harvard after finding a moth that shorted out the Mark II. She was not the author of “computer bug” but played her part. She also led the team that created the first compilers for computer languages. Her journey
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