NCWIT Pioneer Award
The 2015 winners of the NCWIT Pioneer Award are Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden! They will both be honored at the 2015 NCWIT Summit on May 19, 2015.
Want to help us recognize them? We’re calling for original creations (artwork, code, writing, letter, poetry, photographs, etc.) to be included in a scrapbook that will be presented to this year’s Pioneer Award winners at the 2015 NCWIT Summit on May 19 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Send us your submissions by May 1, 2015 at www.ncwit.org/pioneerscrapbookproject.
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.