In Memoriam: Joanne Louis McGrath Cohoon, 1954-2016

cohoon_sitting_0Joanne Cohoon, a professor of science, technology and society in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, died on February 14. She was 61 years old.

Professor Cohoon was a long-time advocate for increasing the number of women in STEM fields, particularly computer science. For these efforts, she recently was awarded the Anita Borg Institute’s 2015 A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award, recognizing educators for developing innovative teaching practices and approaches that attract girls and women to computing, engineering, and math.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Ramapo College in New Jersey. She held a master’s degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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