CCC Council Member Anita Jones Receives AAAS’ Highest Honor

February 14th, 2013 by Shar Steed Post a comment »
Anita K. Jones(Courtesy of The University of Virginia Engineering School)

Anita K. Jones
(Courtesy of The University of Virginia Engineering School)

Congratulations to CCC Council member Anita Jones for being named the recipient of the 2012 Philip Hauge Ableson Award. The Ableson award is the highest award conferred by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Jones was actively involved in supporting the Computing Research Association’s proposal to create the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and has served on the CCC Council since its inception. She is currently University Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia.

Jones was selected for the honor by AAAS “for her outstanding scientific-technical achievements; her contributions as a mentor, inspiration, and role model for other scientists and engineers; and her lifetime of exemplary public service to government, professional institutions, academia and industry.”

“Anita Jones is a wonderful role model for women and men in technology and science, and I congratulate her on this extraordinary award,” U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “U.Va. has worked hard over the last decade to increase female representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through outreach, mentoring efforts and expanded support for graduate students. Anita’s well-deserved successes serve as an inspiration to redouble these important efforts.”

“Anita has had a major impact in a broad area including academe, industry and government,” said James H. Aylor, dean of the Engineering School. “More importantly, she has been a positive influence on many lives and has been a role model for all of us through her positive, can-do attitude, her dedication to the education of future scientists and engineers and her selfless approach to creating a better world.”

Congratulations to Anita, and the CCC is proud to see her service honored with this award!