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Competitions and Awards for Educators


There are numerous award and competition programs for HPC professionals and educators. Some of these are offered through national organizations, others by 4-year colleges and universities and still others, by non-profit organizations. The intent of the award and competition opportunities presented here is to advance the field of computational science and high performance computing through recognition of exceptional talent and expertise.


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Presidential Awards Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Award (PAEMST)


Event Date: June 01, 2014
Hosting Institution: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Deadline: May 01, 2014
Summary: The Presidential Awards Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) awards program is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2013-2014 award year are open. Anyone – principals, teachers, parents, students or members of the general public – may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2014 award year. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been administering the program on behalf of the White House since the program began in 1983. Over the past 30 years, the predominance of technology in the lives of teachers and students has made computer science a valuable addition to the K-12 curriculum. NSF welcomes the assistance of CSTA members in reaching out to identify and nominate excellent mathematics and science teachers –especially in the computer sciences. NSF is encouraging educators to nominate outstanding computer science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6. (Teachers of secondary students will be recognized in next year’s awards program.)



SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education


Event Date: October 01, 2014
Hosting Institution: SIGCSE
Submission Deadline: September 16, 2014
Summary: 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 may take many forms, such as: curriculum design, innovating teaching methods, textbook authorship, development of new teaching tools, or any of a number of other significant contributions to computer science education. The contribution should have had long lasting impact on, and made a significant difference in, computing education.



Taylor L. Booth Education Award


Event Date: NA
Hosting Institution: IEEE Computer Society
Submission Deadline: October 14, 2014
Summary: A bronze medal and $5,000 honorarium are awarded for an outstanding record in computer science and engineering education. The individual must meet two or more of the following criteria in the computer science and engineering field: Achieving recognition as a teacher of renown. Writing an influential text. Leading, inspiring or providing significant education content during the creation of a curriculum in the field. Inspiring others to a career in computer science and engineering education. The award nomination requires a minimum of 2 endorsements.



Computer Science & Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award


Event Date: NA
Hosting Institution: IEEE Computer Society
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014
Summary: A certificate and $2,000 honorarium are awarded for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service, and for helping to maintain interest in the field and make a statement about the importance with which the IEEE Computer Society views undergraduate education. The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements.



ACM SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award


Event Date: NA
Hosting Institution: SIGSOFT
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014
Summary: Education is vital to the advancement of the research and practice of Software Engineering. Yet, the contributions of an educator often go unnoticed, except perhaps by those closest to the educator. The SIGSOFT Influential Educator Award will be presented annually to an educator or educators who have made significant contributions to, and impact on, the field of software engineering with his/her accomplishments as a teacher, mentor, researcher (in education or learning), author, and/or policy maker. The award may be made to multiple collaborators for joint contributions, such as a co-authored text book. Recipients receive a plaque engraved with their name and signed by the chair of SIGSOFT along with a $1000 honorarium. The award is presented by the SIGSOFT chair at ICSE during ICSE's award presentation session. The award recipient also receives support for travel to ICSE up to $2500 within their home continent and up to $3000 outside their home continent, including airfare, hotel, and conference registration for ICSE. To submit a nomination for the award, please use the awards nomination portal. Nominations are due no later than December 15 of each year.



The following awards are given at the November Supercomputing Conference each year:



ACM Gordon Bell Prize


The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Financial support of the $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing. For more information, please visit http://awards.acm.org/bell/ .




IEEE Seymour Cray and Sidney Fernbach Awards


The Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award recognizes innovative contributions to HPC systems that best exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. The Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award honors innovative uses of HPC in problem solving. Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, these prestigious honors are presented during special sessions held during the conference. For more information, please visit http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/awards .




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