Author to discuss women computer pioneers at March 24 COE DEI Lunch & Learn session

From Yusong Li, associate dean for faculty and inclusion:

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce our upcoming COE DEI Lunch & Learn session on Friday March 24th, featuring Kathy Kleiman, Senior Fellow at American University. Ms. Kleiman has graciously agreed to join us during her visit to UNL College of Law.

On March 23, Kleiman will host a workshop to discuss her new book “Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World's First Modern Computer” ( The book is based on her extensive research and interviews with the six Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) Programmers. These women programmed ENIAC, the world’s first general-purpose, programmable, all-electronic computer, as part of a secret U.S. Army project during and after World War II.

During our DEI Lunch & Learn session on March 24, Kleiman will be hosting a screening of the accompanying documentary of the book. As a champion for women in STEM and CS, and with almost 25 years of experience working with Internet governance issues for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Kleiman's insights are sure to be informative and engaging.

The session will be held as a hybrid event, connecting City Campus and Scott Campus, as well as via zoom. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience and note that the first 20 people to register will receive a complimentary box lunch. Even if you register late, you are still welcome to join us, either in person with your own lunch, or via zoom. We hope to see many of you at this exciting event.

Time: Friday, March 24, noon-1 p.m.
In-Person Location: 114D OTHM & 100A PKI
Zoom Link:

If you can’t make this DEI Lunch & Learn, future session dates can be found at the link below. I look forward to seeing many of you on March 24.