Margaret Burnett named ACM Fellow

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NEW YORK, NY, December 11, 2017—ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Margaret Burnett an ACM Fellow for her making major contributions and advancements in technology.

Dr Margaret Burnett was the academic keynote speaker at the OCWiC 2017 Celebration in February.

She has been a pioneer in making computers more useful for everyone. As a leader in several gender diversity activities, including advancing STEM education, Burnett was awarded the 2015 undergraduate research mentoring award from the National Center for Women & IT.

“To be selected as a Fellow is to join our most renowned member grade and an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of ACM’s overall membership,” explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. “The Fellows program allows us to shine a light on landmark contributions to computing, as well as the men and women whose hard work, dedication, and inspiration are responsible for groundbreaking work that improves our lives in so many ways.”

Dr Burnett was recognized for her contributions to end-user software engineering, understanding gender biases in software, and broadening participation in computing.

ACM will formally recognize its 2017 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 23, 2018. Additional information about the 2017 ACM Fellows, and the awards event, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners, is available on the ACM Awards site.