NCWIT Pioneer Award
Congratulations to the 2016 winner of the NCWIT Pioneer Award -- Cynthia Solomon!
Cynthia received a BA in History at Radcliffe College, a MA in Computer Science from Boston University, and a PhD in Education at Harvard University. She serves on the program committees of Constructing Modern Knowledge and the Marvin Minsky Institute on Artificial Intelligence.
We will honor Cynthia Solomon at the 2016 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT.
Past Pioneer Award winners include computer scientist and programmer Jean E. Sammet who is best-known for her work on FORMAC, mathematicians Patricia Palombo and Lucy Simon Rakov who worked on NASA's Project Mercury at a time when computing was in its infancy, IBM's Eleanor Kolchin, as well as NASA Mathematicians Katherine Johnson for her critical space flight trajectories and Dr. Christine Darden for her expertise in the areas of the sonic boom.