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What, or who, led you to the field of programming? What would you say was your biggest inspiration as a young programmer?

Even though I was more often than not the only woman in my math and physics classes at both the University of Michigan and Earlham College, one of the math professors at Earlham College was a woman, named Florence Long; and she was a favorite of all of the students studying math. She was also a great human being.

As a result, I had originally wanted to major in abstract math along with mathematical linguistics, and then become a professor in math.  Read More →

— from Futurism

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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