Jean Jennings Bartik

Jean Jennings Bartik

In 1997, Bartik was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Women in Technology International, along with all of the ENIAC Programmers. In 2001, her Alma Mater renamed its computer museum in her honor and expanded it to house her computing collections. She has been honored by the Army Research Labs (successor to her old employer the Ballistics Research Labs) and the University of Pennsylvania. Her ENIAC programming partner and best friend, Betty Holberton (1917-2001), received the IEEE Pioneer Award for a lifetime of groundbreaking programming work in 1997. Holberton also received the Lovelace Award, the highest award given by the National Association of Women in Computing.

Bartik holds a BS in mathematics from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, an MS in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Honorary Dr of Science from Northwest Missouri State University. She is the mother of three children, Timothy (an economist), Jane ( a programmer) and Mary ( an accountant), three grandsons, two granddaughters, and one great grandson.