Winifred Asprey

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Winifred AspreyName: Winifred Asprey

Born: April 8, 1917, in Sioux City, Iowa USA

Death: October 19, 2007 (Age: 90)

Computer-related contributions

  • American mathematician and computer scientist.
  • She is one of only around 200 women to earn PhDs in mathematics from American universities during the 1940s.
  • Involved in developing the close contact between Vassar College and IBM that led to the establishment of the first Computer Science lab at Vassar.
  • Taught mathematics and computer science at Vassar for 38 years.
  • Helped Vassar become the second college in the nation to acquire an IBM System/360 computer.