CRA's 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Award
Nominations for CRA's 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Award program, recognizing undergraduate students who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research, are due on October 15, 2007. 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 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 student's 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 (6 collated copies--see below) must reach CRA no later than October 15, 2007. Results will be announced on December 3, 2007.