Computer Science Department
Computer Science Major Wins National Fellowship (Spring, 2012)
Senior Catie Baker has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support Computer Science Ph.D. studies she will begin in fall 2012. The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of its most prestigious offerings. As described on the foundation’s web site, the Fellowship “helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.”
Catie, who has also earned NCAA Division III All America honors for swimming, previously received a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premiere undergraduate science and mathematics award in the United States. The scholarship program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.