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Jean Jennings Bartik (1996 and Later)

Jean & Kay | Jean Jennings Bartik and Kay McNulty Mauchly Antonelli holding an ENIAC Decade Ring Counter at the University of Pennsylvania, 2002. The ENIAC women programmers, which included 4 other women not including Jean and Kay, were rediscovered and recognized as computing pioneers in 1996.  The women began to receive acclaim after a series of articles about Jean and fellow ENIAC programmer, Betty Synder Holberston, appeared in The Wall Street Journal.  The six women programmers were then featured in an article in the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Fall, Vo1. 18, No. 3. (The image of Jean and Kay with the Decade Ring Counter was taken by Northwest University Marketing and Communication photographer, Darren Whitley.  Copyright (c) 2002 Northwest Missouri State University.  All rights reserved.) Jean Takes a Tour | Jean Jennings Bartik standing in front of a display of ENIAC Decade Ring Counters at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. (Courtesy of Robert Sheroke, United States Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground.) Jean at Army Museum | Jean standing in from of an ENIAC display at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.  (Courtesy of Robert Sheroke, United States Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground.)Jean Jennings Bartik WITI Award | Women in Technology International (WITI) inducted six women ENIAC programmers into its Hall of Fame in 1997. These women included Jean Jennings Bartik, Betty Snyder Holberton, Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum. Jean's award is on permanent display at the Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean Receives Honorary Doctorate | Dr. Dean Hubbard, president of Northwest Missouri State University, presents Jean Jennings Bartik with an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree. Jean graduated from Northwest in 1945 with a degree in Mathematics. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Jean Talks ENIAC in California | Jean Jennings Bartik discusses her ENIAC years at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Cali. (Courtesy of Jean JENNINGS Bartik Computing Museum)Portrait of Jean 2008 | Computing pioneer and Northwest alumna Jean Jennings Bartik was honored during an awards gala at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Cali. (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Information Technology, Northwest Missouri State Univeristy.)Jean and Babbage's Difference Engine | Jean Jennings Bartik stands in front of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2, which is on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Cali. Babbage, who was born in London, England on December 26, was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Information Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.)Jean Enshrined in CHM Hall of Fellows | The Computing Museum at Mountain View, Cali., is considered the premiere repository of computing history in the world. The museum presented Jean Jennings Bartik with its Fellow Award, enshrining her in the CHM Hall of Fellows, sometimes described as "the Cooperstown of Computing." (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Information Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.)Jean Receives Fellow Award | As a Computer History Museum Fellow, Jean Jennings Bartik joins such pre-eminent computing figures as Digital Equipment Corp. founder Ken Olsen, Apple's Steve Wozniak, programming language pioneer Grace Murray Hopper and Tim Berners-Lee, who made seminal contributions to the development of the World Wide Web. Left: Tim Bartik, Jean's son. Center:  Jean Jennings Bartik. Left: John C. Holler, president and CEO of The Computing History Museum at Mountain View. (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Information Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.)Jean, Linus Torvalds & Bob Metcalfe | Linus Torvalds and Bob Metcalfe were, along with Jean, enshrined in the CHM Hall of Fellows. Left: Linus Torvalds.  Center: Jean Jennings Bartik. Right: Bob Metcalfe. (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Information Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.)Jean and Linus Torvalds | Linus Benedict Torvalds was born Dec. 28, 1969, in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds is a software engineer best known for having initiated the development of the Linux operating system. Torvalds was made a Fellow along with Jean and Bob Metcalfe. Left: Linus Tovalds. Center: Jean Jennings Bartik. Right: Bob Metcalfe. (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Informaiton Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.)Jean and Bob Metcalfe | Robert Melancton Metcalfe was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 7. Metcalfe is an electrical engineer who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law. Bob Metcalfe was made a Fellow along with Jean Jennings Bartik and Linus Torvalds. (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Informaiton Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.)Jean, Linus Torvalds, Bob Metcalfe and John C. Holler | Jean received the CHM Fellow award "For contributions as one of the first programmers of the groundbreaking ENIAC computing system in 1945, and for further assistance in converting the ENIAC system into one of the first stored-program computers." Left: John C. Holler. Center Left: Linus Torvalds. Center Right: Jean Jennings Bartik. Right: Bob Metcalfe.  (Courtesy of Dr. Jon Rickman, Vice President of Information Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.) Jean as Homecoming Grand Marshall  | Jean Jennings Bartik rides at the head of the 2007 Homecoming Parade as Grand Marshall with Republican State Representative from Nodaway County, Mike Thomson. (Courtesy of Northwest Missouri State University's Photographer Darren Whitley.)Jean Greets Former Northwest President | Jean Jennings Bartik greets fromer Northwest President B.D. Owens and his wife at the reception held in her honor at the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum during Homecoming. (Courtesy of Northwest Missouri State University's Photographer Darren Whitley.)