John Presper Eckert - Claim to Fame:
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- ENIAC 1: John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly
20,000 vacuum tubes later... our own in-depth feature. The ENIAC I (Electrical Numerical Integrator And Calculator) was developed by John Mauchly and John Presper Eckert in 1946.
- The UNIVAC Computer
The Universal Automatic Computer or UNIVAC was another computer milestone achieved by Dr. J. Presper Eckert and Dr. John W. Mauchly.
John Presper Eckert - Biography:
Early HostilitiesOne story of Eckert's youth is a sad one. Eckert always desired to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). However, his parents were uncooperative. Eckert Senior claimed he could not afford to send his only child to MIT. Eckert Junior attended the Moore Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania. Eckert almost failed his first year at college after he realized that his family was deceiving him and he became too depressed to study.
John Presper Eckert did achieve his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1941 and his master's degree in 1943.