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April 8, 2009— Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named the recipient of the first Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education.
Shaw received the award recently during the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), during its 23rd annual meeting, which was held on the Carnegie Mellon campus.
Shaw is being honored for her contributions that have helped lead to the establishment of the software engineering discipline. She has strongly influenced undergraduate, graduate and professional education, as well as professional practice.
The award is named for Nancy R.Mead, senior member of the technical staff in the CERT Program at the Software Engineering Institute. It will be presented annually at CSEE&T to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to software engineering education and training.