Our Laura Bartha has been selected as a Finalist in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2011. Laura's win is all the more impressive when one notes that the top 17 award recipients come from Princeton, Harvard, Rice, Tufts, Virginia Tech, Yale, Queen's, Vanderbilt, Rochester, Minnesota, Texas A&M, William and Mary, Berkeley, San Diego, and Brown.
An excerpt from the announcement: "This year's nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many of our nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. It is quite an honor to be selected a Finalist from this group."
Congratulations to Laura!