Outstanding Undergraduate Award
The Computing Research Association is pleased to announce the thirteenth annual CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award program, which recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. The 2007 award program is sponsored by Microsoft Research.
To be eligible, nominees must attend a university or college located in North America, and must be nominated by two faculty members and recommended by the chair of their home department. No more than two male and two female candidates can be recommended by the same department chair in the same year.
The awards committee looks for demonstrated excellence of computing research ability. The type of department in which the student is majoring and the area of computing in which the student has demonstrated ability are immaterial. What is important is the quality of the research work done by the student. The awards committee also considers the studentís academic record and service to the community. Preference is given to students in their senior year (or the equivalent).
A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to each of two undergraduate students, one female and one male. A small number of other outstanding candidates will be recognized as Runners-Up and Finalists. All nominees whose work is considered to be exemplary are recognized with Honorable Mentions. The awards will be presented at one of the major computing research conferences sponsored by CRA, ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, SIAM, AAAI, or USENIX. The two first-prize winners will receive financial assistance toward their travel to the conference. CRA encourages home departments to provide similar assistance to the Runners-Up and Finalists.
Nomination forms and complete documentation must be submitted to CRA no later than October 16, 2006. Results will be announced on December 1, 2006.
A nomination package consists of six copies of the following items (each packet arranged in this order):
No more than two male and two female candidates can be recommended by the same department chair in the same year. Preference will be given to students in their senior year, or equivalent, of undergraduate study.
The nomination must reach CRA no later than October 16, 2006. One original plus five complete packets (total 6) should be provided, each arranged in the same order described in numbers 1 through 6 above. One transcript must be an original.
Criteria for Selection of Winners
Questions and inquiries about this year's Outstanding Undergraduate Awards should be directed to email@example.com. The award winners will be announced on December 1, 2006.
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