CSC News

April 12, 2005

2005 Engineering Senior Awards-CSC Nominees

The College of Engineering Senior Awards are given for outstanding performance beyond academic achievement. Each department within Engineering nominates four seniors; one each for Scholarly Achievement, Citizenship and Service, Humanities, and Leadership. From all the seniors nominated within Engineering, four will be chosen as recipients. Computer Science has recently announced its nominees for the Senior Awards:
Tyler Michael Johnson is the nominee for Scholarly Achievement. This award is for a student who excels both inside and outside the classroom. Tyler is in the CSC Honors Program and the University Scholars Program and is minoring in Math and German. He received honorable mention from the Computing Research Association in its Outstanding Undergraduate competition in 2005 for research related to his published paper, “Real-Time Stereo Imaging of Gaseous Phenomena.” Tyler also works with IBM part-time and has studied abroad in Germany.

Sammie William Carter is the nominee for Citizenship and Service, in recognition of contributions made to the NC State community. Sammie has founded several student organizations; including (but not limited to) Java Users Group, Cooking Club, and WolfGrid Supercomputer Project. He has worked on campus for several departments and has strengthened the security of on-campus computing by teaching security awareness (in CSC and .NET Users Group classes) and working with computer security officials on testing that has been very helpful to the university. Sammie also volunteers as a Peer Advisor.

Nathaniel Horner is the Humanities nominee, for excelling in the Humanities in addition to Computer Science. Nathaniel is pursuing a double major, in Computer Science and English, as well as minors in Cognitive Science and Art & Design. He is a Benjamin Franklin Dual Degree Scholar, a Caldwell Scholar, and a CHASS Outstanding Scholar. He is also in the University Scholars and University Honors programs. Nathaniel has received the Richard L. Porter Award and the Gregory Poole Scholarship. He is editor of Americana, NC State’s online student magazine.

Travis Cornwell is the Leadership nominee. Travis has served as president and vice president of the Computer Science student organization ACM/AITP since 2003. He was the driving force behind transporting, installing, and patching 30 computers for Henderson Middle School. This “delivery” allowed Henderson Middle School to run more efficiently and won ACM/AITP the 2004 National Student Chapter Excellence Award for community service. Travis also organized last year’s annual CSC Pig Pickin’ and will do so again this year.

Whether or not the CSC nominees receive a Senior Award, Dr. Ting Yu expressed the truth that "It is a great honor to be a candidate for the Engineering Senior Awards. These students have already shown their excellence in the Computer Science Department."

By Irena Rindos (edited by Ken Tate and Fay Ward).

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