DEI Lunch & Learn session Friday features women computer pioneers

From Yusong Li, associate dean for faculty and inclusion:

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

On Thursday, 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. 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.

During the DEI Lunch & Learn session on Friday, March 24, Kleiman will host a screening of the accompanying documentary of the book.

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 in person with your own lunch or via zoom.

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