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NCWIT establishes David Notkin Mentorship Award

Notkin41-20120301-_BRH6386-EditAt its meeting today, the Board of Directors of the National Center for Women & Information Technology passed unanimously the following resolution:

“NCWIT will create the David Notkin Mentorship Award in memorial to Professor David Notkin, late of the University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering.   David Notkin’s career was emblematic of the principles that guide NCWIT.  Among many other initiatives, David was the founding co-director of the NCWIT Academic Alliance.  The David Notkin Mentorship Award will be presented annually after an open nomination process directed by the NCWIT leadership.  The award will consist of a cash prize funded by philanthropy, and such other recognition as NCWIT considers appropriate.”

The UW CSE family, and David’s family, thank NCWIT for recognizing David in this extraordinarily meaningful way.  Mentorship was everything to David.

Read more about David here.