Conference Room Names with a Story

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, SoarTech recognizes the talented and dedicated women on our team, but we also pay tribute to other remarkable women who helped pave the way for today’s engineers and scientists.

Our conference rooms in our Michigan and Orlando offices are named for great scientist – five of which are named in honor of these amazing women: Latanya Arvette Sweeney, Daphne Koller, Katherine Johnson, Grace Brewster Hopper and Augusta Ada King.

Latanya Arvette Sweeney is an American computer scientist. She is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and Technology at the Harvard Kennedy School and in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Daphne Koller is an Israeli-American computer scientist. She was a professor in the department of computer science at Stanford University and a MacArthur Foundation fellowship recipient. She is one of the founders of Coursera, an online education platform.

Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights.

Grace Brewster Hopper was an American computer scientist, mathematician, and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

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