by Barbara Boucher Owens
SIGCSE Annual Awards:
Call for Nominations and Contest
Where is your picture? In order to encourage all SIGCSE members to actively participate in honoring
those colleagues who make our organization
great, I want to highlight both those who
have already received awards and to
underscore the responsibility of members to
join in the nomination process.
You may be aware that SIGCSE has two
major awards, both presented at the annual
SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding
Contribution to Computer Science
Education honors an individual or group
in recognition of a significant contribution
to computer science education. The
contribution should have had long lasting
impact on, and made a significant difference
in, computing education.
The SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service
to the Computer Science Education
Community honors an individual who has
a long history of volunteer service to the
computer science education community.
Although not a SIGCSE Award, per
se, ACM also annually awards computing
educators with the Karl V. Karlstrom
Educator Award since its inception in 1989.
Additionally ACM members may be
recognized with advanced member grades
of senior member, distinguished member,
and the pinnacle ACM Fellow designation.
As SIGCSE members, I want to
emphasize that it is your responsibility to
consider nominating your colleagues for
these awards and designations.
I am announcing upcoming contests to
identify the SIGCSE award winners’ pictures.
There will be two online contests, one for
each type of award that SIGCSE gives.
The prize for each will be a one-year free
membership to SIGCSE.
SIGCSE has given one Outstanding
Educator Award per year since 1981 except
1984 none and 2007 two ( 38 awards) and
has given one Lifetime Service Award per
year since 1997 ( 22 awards).
The location of the contest is
Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement the contests are open and use
the URL above to access both Contests!
Barbara Boucher Owens, PhD
Emeritus Faculty, Southwestern
Georgetown, TX USA
DOI: 10.1145/3284631 Copyright held by author/owner.