Outstanding Undergraduate Award
Nomination Procedure and Criteria for Selection of Winners
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To be eligible, nominees must be enrolled as an
undergraduate student in a college or university located in the United States
A nomination package consists of the following
items (please arrange copies in this order):
2. Nominee's resume (two-page maximum).
3. Nominee's transcript of academic record.
4. Letters of support from two supporting
nominators (two-page maximum per letter).
5. Verification statement signed by
department chair. [This should simply state that the student is in good
standing and eligible for the award.]
6. One-page description highlighting the
student's research and other achievements. [The student should prepare this
statement. Include a research title; describe the significance of the work as
well as the student's specific contributions.]
A department may nominate no more than two
male and two female candidates. Preference will be given to students in their senior
year, or equivalent, of undergraduate study.
The nomination must reach CRA no later
than October 18, 2004. An original plus three copies of the complete
nomination package are required (one transcript must be an original).
CRA Undergraduate Awards
Computing Research Association
1100 Seventeenth Street NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036-4632
E-mail: awards [at] cra.org
Criteria for Selection of Winners
- The primary criterion for selection is
significant research contributions. Significant contributions are ones
that go well beyond classroom or internship projects. Past winners have
contributed key ideas to research projects, published papers in
conferences or journals, made presentations at workshops or conferences,
developed software systems used by others, worked on multiple projects,
or done work that resulted in patents or patent applications.
Also considered are:
- Outstanding academic record, and
- Service to the computing or broader
community. Past winners have been mentors, tutors, or teaching
assistants; officers in student organizations; volunteers in
community-service organizations; or managers of computer labs or
Questions and inquiries about this year's
Outstanding Undergraduate Awards should be directed to awards [at] cra.org.
The award winners will be announced on December 1, 2004.
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