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5 Women Honored for Technology Work

April 13, 1999|Jennifer Oldham

A UCLA professor was one of five women inducted into Women in Technology International's Hall of Fame on Monday. Thelma Estrin, assistant dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the director of Continuing Education Department of Engineering, Science and Mathematics at UCLA, was a member of an engineering group that built the first electronic computer at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science in the mid-1950s.

Estrin joins Yvonne C. Brill, a Skillman, N.J.-based aerospace consultant; Sherita T. Caesar, vice president, digital launch deployment at Atlanta-based Scientific Atlanta; Claudine Simson of Ontario, Canada, who is vice president, global technology research and intellectual property at Nortel Networks; and Yukako Uchinaga, vice president, Asia-Pacific multi-industry solutions at IBM Asia Pacific based in Kanagawa, Japan.

The women were chosen by WITI for their contributions to the advancement of science and technology. Founded in 1989, WITI's 6,000 professional members encourage women to choose careers in science and technology and seek to teach women about technology. The winners will receive awards during a ceremony at WITI's 1999 Technology Summit on June 10 in Santa Clara.

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