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For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
The Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship, awarded to women in engineering or engineering technology, was established in 1992 by her husband, the late John Barrow, Jr., to honor her memory following her tragic death in a plane crash.
Anne, who held a B.S. degree in math and an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Missouri, was widely recognized for having developed the software, which processes for the side-looking radar on the SR71 (Blackbird) spy plane.Anne was an active member of the SWE Phoenix Section with a high sense of adventure. She and her husband owned and rode horses, flew small private planes, and owned and raced Corvettes. Prior to her death, Anne was in the process of completing her SCCA GT-1 Competition license, being just one car race short of receiving it. Anne epitomized the spirit of perseverance, competence, and adventure.
The scholarship is worth $9,000.