Winifred Asprey Computer Scientist

Winifred "Tim" Alice Asprey (April 8, 1917 – October 19, 2007) was an American mathematician and computer scientist. She was one of only around 200 women to earn PhDs in mathematics from American universities during the 1940s, a period of women's underrepresentation in mathematics at this level. She was involved in developing the close contact between Vassar College and IBM that led to the establishment of the first computer science lab at Vassar. While a student at Vassar College, Asprey met Grace Hopper who later introduced her to computing while working on the UNIVAC project in Philadelphia. Asprey was born in Sioux City, Iowa; her parents were Gladys Brown Asprey, Vassar class of 1905, and Peter Asprey Jr. She had two brothers, actinide and fluorine chemist Larned B. Asprey (1919–2005), a signer of the Szilárd petition, and military historian and writer Robert B. Asprey (1923–2009) who dedicated several of his books to his sister Winifred. Asprey earned MS and PhD degrees from the University of Iowa in 1942 and 1945, respectively. She taught mathematics and computer science at Vassar for 38 years, chairing the mathematics department by 1957, until her retirement in 1982.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 8th, 1917
Date of death
October 19th, 2007 at age of 90
Place of death
Poughkeepsie

Education

1. Vassar College Colleges/University

Vassar College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States. The Vassar campus comprises over 1,000 acres (4.0 km) and more than 100 buildings, including four National Historic Landmarks, ranging in style from Collegiate Gothic to International, designed over the course of the college’s history by a range of prominent architects, including James Renwick Jr., Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, and Cesar Pelli. In a designated arboretum, the campus features more than 200 species of trees, a native plant preserve, and a 400-acre (1.6 km) ecological preserve.

Type Mixed-sex education
Endowment
2013. 869 mil. $
2010. 713 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1861
Headquarters
124 Raymond Ave., 12604 - Poughkeepsie, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 2,477
2010. 2,446
2009. 2,400
Acceptance rate
2012. 22.8 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 47.2 K $
2010. 42.6 K $
Official web page www.vassar.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Vassar College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1906., Computer Scientist
b. 1934., Computer Scientist
b. 1912., Critic
b. 1913., Writer
b. 1914., Aviator
b. 1914., Author
b. 1921., Academic
b. 1913., Actor

2. University of Iowa Colleges/University

The University of Iowa (also known as UI, or simply Iowa) is a public state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. It is the oldest public university in the state. The university is organized into eleven colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. UI is categorized as RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is a group member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten Conference, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Universities Research Association. Additionally, UI is considered a Public Ivy according to Howard and Matthew Greene's "The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities".

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 1.1 bil. $
2010. 928 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
February 25th, 1847
Headquarters
101 Jessup Hall, 52242 - Iowa City, Iowa
Undergraduates
2013. 21,974
2010. 21,176
2009. 20,574
Postgraduates
2013. 9,091
2010. 8,342
Acceptance rate
2012. 78.4 %
2010. 80.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.31 K $
2011. 7.77 K $
2010. 7.42 K $
2009. 6.82 K $
2008. 6.54 K $
Official web page www.uiowa.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Iowa connected by profession and/or age

Computer Scientist
b. 1914., Physicist
b. 1919., Writer
b. 1922., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1915., Sculpture Artist
b. 1913., Actor
b. 1913., Actor
b. 1921., Poet

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