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Alexandra "Sandra" Forsythe

Sandra Forsythe (1918-1980) overcame gender-related academic adversity to become a force in computer science. Read about Alexandra "Sandra" Forsythe

George Forsythe

George Forsythe was the founder of the Department of Computer Science at Stanford, one of the first independent departments of computer science in the country. Read about George Forsythe



Jensen Huang

Born in Taiwan, Jensen Huang studied at Oregon State University before receiving his master’s degree in electrical engineering at Stanford in 1992. Read about Jensen Huang

Mae Jemison

Jemison earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Stanford in 1977 and then applied her knowledge and academic excellence to medical school and to becoming a physician. Read about Mae Jemison