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March 7, 2011

The IEEE Life Members' Prize

The IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History, supported by the
IEEE Life Members' Fund and administered by the Society for the
History of Technology, is awarded annually to the best paper in the
history of electrotechnology--power, electronics, telecommunications,
and computer science--published during the preceding year. Any article
published in a learned periodical is eligible if it treats the art or
engineering aspects of electrotechnology and its practitioners. The
article must be written in English, although the journal or periodical
in which it appears may be a foreign language publication. The prize
consists of a cash award of $500 and a certificate. To nominate an
article, please send a copy of the paper to each member of the prize
committee. Deadline is April 15.

For more information, please contact the committee chair or Bernie
Carlson, SHOT Secretary, 434.975.2190, shot@virginia.edu.

2011 IEEE Life Members' Prize Committee

Eden Medina, chair
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
901 E. 10th Street, Room 305
Bloomington, IN 47408

Ross Bassett
History Dept.
North Carolina State University
350 Withers Hall
Campus Box 8108
Raleigh, NC 27695-8108

Mats Fridlund
Associate Professor/ Universitetslektor
Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science
University of Gothenburg
Box 200, Olof Wijksgatan 6, Room T328
SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

March 3, 2011

2011-2012 Tomash Fellowship & Norberg Travel Grants Awarded!

CBI is happy to present Andrew McGee as our 2011-2012 Erwin & Adelle Tomash Fellow. Andrew is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia and his project, entitled "Mainframing America: Computers, Systems, and the Transformation of U.S. Policy and Society, 1940-1985," is on the history of computer use in civilian government, specifically looking at computing within the Social Security Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and other departments and agencies of the U.S. federal government. Congratulations Andrew!

We also had the pleasure of awarding our 2011 Arthur L. Norberg Travel Grants to Hansen Hsu and Rachel Lee. Hansen Hsu is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University working on a social history and ethnographic study of the "Cocoa" software developer community. Rachel Lee is a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester and her dissertation is entitled "Media of the Imagination: Romantic Poetry, Media History, and the Digital Humanities." Congratulations!