This award honors the late A. Nico Habermann, who headed NSF's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate and who was deeply committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing research.
CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented members in the computing research community. This award recognizes work in areas of government affairs, educational programs, professional societies, public awareness, and leadership that has a major impact on advancing these members in the computing research community. Recognized contributions can be focused directly at the research level or at its immediate precursors--namely, students at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
2007 : Janice E. Cuny, Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon and Program Director in CISE at the National Science Foundation