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September 20, 2016 AT 2:00 am

Naval Academy to name its cyber building after woman who helped shape computer age #makereducation

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The Baltimore Sun reports:

The Naval Academy’s new cybersecurity building will be named after Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a computing pioneer who helped lay the foundations digital age through her work in the Navy during World War II.

The $106 million building will be the first at any of the three military academies to be named for a woman. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent of the Naval Academy, announced the name at an event marking four decades of female students being admitted to the elite school in Annapolis.

“Admiral Hopper’s foresight in computing and pioneering contributions to cyber security, memorialized in ‘Hopper Hall,’ will inspire midshipmen, support their technical and professional development, and serve as a role model to encourage midshipmen ingenuity and determination for many years to come,” Carter said in a statement.

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