Celebrating 30 Years of Fellow Awards, April 28, 2017
Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts to be Honored at Gala Ceremony
For three decades, the Fellow Awards at the Computer History Museum (CHM) have honored distinguished individuals and pioneering teams whose contributions have forever transformed our world.
Dating back to 1987 when the Museum inducted its first Fellow, computer scientist and US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, the Fellow Awards are a time-honored tradition that highlight and preserve the stories of each honoree, advancing the world’s collective history and inspiring future generations. CHM's prestigious Hall of Fellows comprises more than 75 esteemed honorees, including Frances Allen, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Catmull, Vint Cerf, Morris Chang, Lynn Conway, Doug Engelbart, Bjarne Stroustrup, Ken Olsen, and Steve Wozniak.
On April 28, 2017, the Museum will celebrate 30 years of Fellow Awards with the induction of its 2017 honorees: Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts.READ MORE
2017 CHM Fellow Alan Cooper: Father of Visual Basic
Alan Cooper is best known as the “Father of Visual Basic,” possibly the most widely used visual programming environment in the software industry. On April 28, 2017, Cooper will be honored as a Fellow Award recipient, with Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts.
2017 CHM Fellow Cleve Moler: Mozart of the Matrix
Moler created the original MATLAB program, short for “Matrix Laboratory” at the University of New Mexico as a quick calculator for his students doing basic matrix operations. On April 28, 2017, Moler will be honored as a Fellow Award recipient, with Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, and Larry Roberts.
Asteroid Mining: “The Only Business Where the Sky Isn’t the Limit”
Seattle-based Planetary Resources is developing technology to mine asteroids for valuable minerals and, more importantly, water. In conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar on March 9, Planetary Resources President and CEO Chris Lewicki shared why the company is specifically focused on asteroids.
The Tessera: Ghostly Tracks
Calling All Educators!
From now through June 2017, bring your students to CHM for a very special opportunity! The Tessera: Ghostly Tracks is an interactive mystery for groups of 12–30 students in grades 7–11.
Revolution Audio Tour
Experience the Computing Revolution with Added Content and Bonus Features
Enhance your experience of the Computer History Museum's signature exhibition Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing by using this free official audio tour.