NCWIT Pioneer Award
Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the NCWIT Pioneer Award -- Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden!
We presented scrapbooks of original creations (artwork, code, writing, letter, poetry, photographs, etc.) from NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community members to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden at the 2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT.
The 2014 winner of the NCWIT Pioneer Award was IBM's Eleanor Kolchin who received a scrapbook of commemorative artwork at the 2014 NCWIT Summit, created by recipients of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
Past Pioneer Award winners include computer scientist and programmer Jean E. Sammet who is best-known for her work on FORMAC, as well as mathematicians Patricia Palombo and Lucy Simon Rakov who worked on NASA's Project Mercury at a time when computing was in its infancy.