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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Mary Shaw Honored as a Nation’s Top Scientist and Innovator

October 6th, 2014 / in Announcements, awards / by Helen Wright


President Barack Obama has selected Mary Shaw, University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as one of the recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Our Nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.

Shaw, a computer science faculty member since 1971, is a leader in software engineering research whose work on software architecture helped establish it as a recognized discipline. Selecting an appropriate architecture is now recognized as a critical step in the engineering of complex software systems. She also is an educational innovator who has developed computer science curricula from the introductory to the doctoral level.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation was created by statute in 1980 and is administered for the White House by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office. The award recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce.

To see the full list of National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients, click here.

Mary Shaw Honored as a Nation’s Top Scientist and Innovator