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March 6, 2012

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 15 April.

For more information, please contact the committee chair or Bernie Carlson, SHOT Secretary, 434.987.6230, shot@virginia.edu.

March 5, 2012

Ksenia Tatarchenko Awarded 2012-2013 Tomash Fellowship

Ksenia Tatarchenko doctoral candidate at Princeton University has been named the 2013-2013 Erwin & Adelle Tomash Fellow. Ksenia's project entitled "A House with the Window to the West: The Akademgorodok Computer Center, 1958-1993," is on the scientific usages of computing and the development of computer science in the Soviet Union through a case study of the Akademgorodok Computer Center in Siberia. Congratulations Ksenia!