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Contact: Pat Viets
J. Virginia Lincoln, a physicist and former division chief at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colo., will be inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame on March 16.
Lincoln was instrumental in establishing the World Data Center-A for Solar-Terrestrial Physics at the Boulder facility. She was a key player in the early days of the World Data Centers. Her work on sunspot prediction (McNish-Lincoln method) is still in use today. Lincoln received a Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 1973. She was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers. She served at the data center from 1966 until her retirement in 1980.
"My work with the World Data Centers introduced me to colleagues worldwide that became a source of much enjoyment, seeing them periodically at the international scientific meetings in Europe, Asia, and Australia," Lincoln said.
In addition to Lincoln, this year's inductees into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame include Polly Baca, management consultant, Joy S. Burns, philanthropist, Josie Heath, community leader, Pauline Short Robinson, librarian, Martha M. Urioste, educator, and the Honorable Zita L. Weinshienk, judge.
will be held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex,
Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom, 14th and Curtis, Denver, on
March 16. For more information, contact Helen Coffey, 303-497-6223.