Fellow Awards

Fellow Nominations

Now accepting nominations for 2024 Fellow Honorees. 

Fellow nominations are open to the public and reflect a diverse range of viewpoints and areas of computing. Final selection is made by a panel of historians, researchers, industry leaders, CHM staff, and past Fellow Award honorees.

Selection Criteria and Process

This public nomination process helps CHM to identify qualified candidates who best fit the selection criteria. By drawing on the cumulative industry knowledge of our community, the written nomination process helps to document and enrich our understanding of candidates’ contributions.

Review our selection criteria and process.


2022 Fellow Awards 

CHM proudly presents its 2022 Fellow Award honorees:

  • Adele Goldberg: For the promotion and codevelopment of the Smalltalk programming environment and for contributions that advanced the use of computers in education. 

  • Dan Ingalls: For the creation and codevelopment of the Smalltalk language and programming environment. 

  • Don Bitzer: For pioneering online education and communities with PLATO and coinventing the plasma display.  

  • Leonard Kleinrock: For his pioneering work on the mathematical theory of computer networks and roles in the ARPANET and in expanding the internet. 

Learn more about this year’s honorees and the 2022 Fellow Awards.


Event sponsors enjoy an elite and powerful opportunity to take their place among other industry leaders, to communicate with a renowned and influential audience, and to show their support of the honorees at CHM, the premier institution that preserves and interprets the pivotal objects and stories of the computing revolution.

Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for our Fellow Awards Program.

Fellow Awards: A CHM Tradition


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