Carol Frieze Wins A. Nico Habermann Award
AccessComputing Partner Carol Frieze of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) was awarded the Computing Research Association's (CRA's) 2017 A. Nico Habermann Award. The Habermann award is given to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented members in the computing research community.
Carol was recognized for devoting nearly two decades to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in computing. Throughout her career, she has worked with women and people with disabilities and students in K-12 education through graduate school. As the CRA said, "Carol has contributed valuable research towards understanding the challenges diverse populations face, and in many ways, her research has challenged the existing narrative in the field."
Carol is the Director of the CMU School of Computer Science (SCS) organizations Women@SCS and SCS4ALL. As a long-time partner of AccessComputing, Carol has received multiple minigrants to provide outreach program to students with disabilities, worked to integrate students with disabilities into her programs, and organized a capacity building institute for the CMU Community. In 2016, she was a recipient of the AccessComputing Capacity Building Award.