Awards

2017 Outstanding GTA Award (CS Department)

2017 SIGCSE Best Paper (CS Education Research area) Award

2nd Place at Graduate Student Research Competition at SIGCSE

2016 XCaliber Award for Excellence in Technology Assisted Teaching and Learning

2015 Davenport Leadership Award

2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellow

Awarded by National Science Foundation, second year of my PhD

A $96,000 stipend given over three years to pursue graduate-level research, along with XSEDE supercomputer access and an opportunity to pursue International Research. Given to less than 2,000 of the 13,000 submitted applications from PhDs across the entire US. More information available at http://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention

Awarded by National Science Foundation, first year of my PhD

 Given to less than 2,000 of the 13,000 submitted applications from PhDs across the entire US. More information available at http://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

2nd Place in the Graduate Level Student Research Competition at SIGCSE '13

Awarded at SIGCSE '13 my first year of my PhD

  For more information on my work presented, please see my Publications and Posters.

3rd Place in the Graduate Level Student Research Competition at SIGCSE '15

Awarded at SIGCSE '15 my third year of my PhD

  For more information on my work presented, please see my Publications and Posters.

Honors Degree with Distinction

Awarded by Honors Department at the University of Delaware my senior year

  Students who completed not only the required upper-level honors work load, but also defended and published a thesis.

Citizen of the Year, Upper Division

Awarded by Residence Life at the University of Delaware my Junior year

One student in the entire upper-class, on-campus community is chosen by their fellow residents to receive recognition for their work in developing community spirit.

Outstanding Sophomore Award

Awarded by the Computer Science Department my Sophomore year

This monetary award is given to a student who showed exemplary academic performance in their freshman year. The winner of the award is chosen by the department faculty. Because of equally excellent achievements, I shared the award with my fellow computer science major Diane Kiser.

Eugene Dupont Memorial Scholarship

Awarded by the University of Delaware upon entering

This scholarship is awarded anually to about a dozen applicants to the University of Delaware and provides four years of full tuition, housing, dining, books, and even an additional research stipend. It recognizes not only academic excellance in high school, but strong community and extracurricular involvment. It is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships available at the University of Delaware.