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Madame X: Agnes Meyer Driscoll
September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
by Travis Risner
Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889-1971) moved to Westerville with her family when she was six. If anyone told her, while she was growing up, that women didn’t have a head for math, she didn’t listen. From early in her college career at Otterbein and then at The Ohio State University, she pursued technical and scientific studies. Fluent in English, French, German, Latin, and Japanese, she also studied statistics and music. Ms. Meyer was the U.S. Navy’s principal star cryptanalyst and was especially good at decoding the emerging machine technology of the era. Hear Travis Risner of Westerville explain her life, her career, and why history overlooked her.
Held at the Mount Carmel Community Health Resources Center. Parking in P1 Garage — enter off W Town at Davis, turn right into garage. Take elevator to 1st floor, exit lobby, turn left, and building is on the left. Enter at 2nd door.