Beatrice Helen Worsley

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Beatrice Helen Worsley
Born (1921-10-18)October 18, 1921
Queretaro, Mexico
Died May 8, 1972(1972-05-08) (aged 50)
Waterloo, Ontario
Cause of death
Heart attack
Resting place
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Toronto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Newnham College, Cambridge
Occupation Computer Scientist
Known for Pioneering, Canadian computer scientist
Parents Joel Worsley, Beatrice Worlsey

Beatrice "Trixie" Helen Worsley (October 18, 1921 – May 8, 1972)[1] was the first female computer scientist in Canada.[2] [3][4][5] She received her Masters degree in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946 and her Ph.D. from Cambridge University.


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  2. ^ The Link: The BSS Magazine, article title Heritage
  3. ^ Keith Smillie, Beatrice (Trixie) Worsley
  4. ^ Campbell, Scott (October–December 2003). "Beatrice Helen Worsley: Canada’s Female Computer Pioneer". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing: 51. 
  5. ^ Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge 2007. Cambridge University Press. 2007. p. 806. ISBN 0521706920.