The 2016 Stibitz & Wilson Awards:

This Year’s Awards Ceremonies will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016. The Honorees will participate in private, within classes at Montana State University on that day. There will NOT be a large free public forum this year as our museum was unable to reserve any large enough public space this year, within Bozeman - to accomodate such a gathering.

This years Honorees are:

The 2016 George R. Stibitz Computer & Communications Pioneer Award Recipients:

I. The two individuals most responsible for developing the advanced technologies, with their respective teams - in England and the United States of America, that cracked the secret World War II German Enigma Machine Code:

1. Alan Turing (posthumously), Bletchley Park, England - award to be received by Sir Dermot Turing, Alan Turing’s nephew

For Seminal & Pioneering Contributions to the Breaking of the German Enigma Machine Code


2. Joseph Desch (posthumously), NCR, Dayton, Ohio - award to be received in person by Debbie Desch, Joseph Desch’s daughter

For Seminal & Pioneering Contributions to the Breaking of the German Enigma Machine Code


II. The Recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation Medal Recipient awarded by President Barak Obama:

3. Mary Shaw, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA

For Seminal & Pioneering Contributions to Software Architecture & Computer Science Curricula


The 2016 Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award Recipient:

1. Dan Wenk, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park

For Leadership and Undaunted Dedication Towards the Preservation of Biodiversity at Yellowstone National Park


This year’s awards events sponsors include:

Montana State University’s:

Office of the President
College of Engineering
College of Letters & Science
Honors College
Humanities Institute
Zoot Enterprises
Mr. Nels & Mrs. Liz Leutwiler


New Exhibits:

Enigma machine image from the National Cryptologic Museum. German WWII  U-Boat image from the Library of Congress


Man on the Moon

The Journey to Selfies, Texting, Tweets & Apps

NASA image

A World Premier Museum Exhibit Celebrating 50+ years of NASA space programs & how they made our Personal Tech & Social Networking possible. Featuring Original NASA Hardware including Apollo Moon Mission Program Items Never Before Displayed in Public.


Some of our Treasures of Innovation© on Display:

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