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Computer Science Department

Major External Awards

DePauw Computer Science Majors have performed with distinction in state, regional, national, and international research competitions and scholarship programs.  We are proud of them! Highlights include the following achievements:

  • Ashley Conard received two prestigious awards in the spring of 2014.  Ashley received a United States Student Fulbright Award which supports recent graduates who wish to conduct research outside of the United States.  She also received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, one of the Foundation's most prestigious awards, which supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing graduate degrees.
     
  • Teammates Rajat Kumar, Mike Osborn and Tao Qian comprised one of only thirteen teams nationwide to reach the finals of the 2013 United States Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition held in May 2013.  The team's project, WeAssist, allows users to share locations and messages in the event of an emergency.
     
  • John David (JD) Hoover was awarded a 2013 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. 
     
  • Brent Hume was awarded a prestigious Navy Health Professionals Scholarship in Spring of 2013. The scholarship will cover all of Brent's academic expenses while he spends four years studying to be a Dr. of Optometry at Indiana University. Brent will attend the Navy's Officer Development School during the summer immediately after he graduates from DePauw and will receive additional officer training coincident with his professional studies. 
     
  • Catie Baker was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in the spring of 2012 to support 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. The program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing graduate degrees. 
  • Brad Wethington was awarded a 2012 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. 
     
  • Allana Johnson received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award at the 2012 Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.  Allana’s poster was entitled FocUs: Discouraging Electronic Distraction Using Persausive Technology.  Additional DePauw students working on this project were Reid Connor, J.D. Hoover, Jake Meyer and Vedant Singhania.
  • Catie Baker was awarded 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. 
  • Pete Terlep received an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2011. The award is noted in the January 2011 issue of Computing Research News. According to CRA, the award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. 
  • Kasey Aderhold received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award at the 2010 Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.  Aderhold’s work took a computational approach to a biological issue, and was entitled Killer Whale Habitat Use and Distribution off the Southwest Coast of Alaska.
  • Erin (Ed) Donohue received the Best Talk Award at the 2010 Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. Donohue’s talk was entitled “The Real World: 4 Things They Didn't Tell You”.
  • Ashley Myers, along with her teammate Malisa Vongskul (a student at IUPUI), received first-runner up at the 2010 Microsoft Imagine Cup United States Finals. The team's project, named "Light Alert", revolves around the design of a location-aware mobile phone software application that uses GPS data to warn women if they enter dangerous areas.
  • Erin Donaue, Ashley Myers, and Malisa Vongskul (a student at IUPUI) have received the first runner-up prize in the 2009 U.S. finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup, held on May 2-5 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They developed a mobile and Web application called Computer-Assisted Medication Regimen Adherence (CAMRA) that will help patients adhere to their medication regimen, helping save lives. The team is the first all-female team to compete in the U.S. finals in the Imagine Cup's seven year history.
  • Kervory Samuel was awarded first place in the undergraduate research category for his poster presentation at the 2008 Conference of African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS).  Kervory was entitled a "Multi-Hop Timing-Sync Algorithm for Sensor Networks" and was conducted in collaboration with fellow students Andrew Porter and Casey Aderhold.
  • Ben Betz was awarded first place in the 2002 Association for Computing Machinery International Undergraduate Research Competition.  Ben’s project was entitled v-VIS: New Methods of Passive Information Grouping in a Classroom Tool for Low Vision Students.