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The annual awards program honors recipients whose work has made significant contributions to computing, education, computer networking, and more.

2022 CHM Fellow Award Winners

Adele Goldberg: for promoting and co-developing the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that have advanced the use of computers in education. Fellow Honorees pictured from left to right: Adele Goldberg (used with permission from University of Chicago, Alumni Office), Dan Ingalls, Don Bitzer, Leonard Kleinrock.

Adele Goldberg: For promoting and co-developing the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that have advanced the use of computers in education. The other winners pictured from left to right: Adele Goldberg (used with permission from the University of Chicago, Alumni Office), Dan Ingalls, Don Bitzer, Leonard Kleinrock.

Mountain View, April 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Computer History Museum (CHM), the leading institution in decoding technology – its computing past, digital present and future impact on humanity – proudly announced today its 2022 Fellow Award winners:

  • Adele Goldberg: For promoting and co-developing the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that have advanced the use of computers in education.

  • Dan Ingalls: For the creation and co-development of the Smalltalk programming environment and the promotion of object-oriented programming.

  • Don Bitzer: For pioneering online education and communities with PLATO and co-inventing the plasma display.

  • Leonard Kleinrock: For his pioneering work on the mathematical theory of computer networks and roles in the ARPANET and in the expansion of the Internet.

The CHM Fellow Awards program honors distinguished technology pioneers – unsung heroes and legends – for their outstanding merit and significant contributions to the advancement of computing and the evolution of the digital age. This year’s Fellow Awards gala, presented by presenting sponsor Accenture, will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the CHM.

“At Accenture, we’ve seen what happens when the promise of technology meets human ingenuity, and the Computer History Museum is an example of this with its focus on decoding technology – its computing past, its present digital technology and its future impact on all of us,” says Accenture. Group Managing Director, Technology and Chief Technology Officer Paul Daugherty. “The CHM Fellow Awards pay tribute to the incredible pioneers of this journey. Accenture is proud to support the 2022 awards and we congratulate this year’s winners. »

This prestigious program is supported by fundraising, educational, research and media efforts that reflect the seminal work of each Honored Fellow and preserve their stories for future generations. Fellows are selected annually through a public nomination process and honored at an exclusive gala ceremony. Selections are made by a panel of historians, scholars, industry leaders, CHM staff, and alumni.

“At CHM, we are committed to decoding technology and its impact on humanity,” said Dan’l Lewin, CEO of CHM. “This remarkable class of fellows has had a profound impact on the computing world, from programming to computer networking to online education. By spotlighting their impressive accomplishments, we can gain key insights while sparking conversations about the importance of technology to the future of humanity.

Over its three-decade history, the Fellows awards represent the diverse ways people have contributed to computing. Previous winners include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, NASA mathematician and “hidden figure” Katherine Johnson, Java creator James Gosling, software pioneer Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, pioneer of semi- conductors Gordon Moore and the creator of the World Wide Web Tim Berners Lee.

“We are proud to honor this exceptional class of scholars, all of whom are pioneers in their respective fields,” said Ike Nassi, Chair of CHM’s Scholars Selection Committee and long-time board member. “We are thrilled to celebrate this distinguished group of individuals and their innovative work which continues to positively impact our lives to this day.”

For more information on the 2022 Fellow Awards and program history, please visit the Museum’s website.

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About CHM

The mission of the Computer History Museum (CHM) is to decode technology – the computing past, the digital present and the future impact on humanity. From the heart of Silicon Valley, we share insights from our research, events, and unparalleled collection of computer artifacts and oral histories to gather, inform, and empower people to build a better world.

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