Computer Science Graduate Student Awarded International Honor Society Scholarship
September 3, 2010 — Travis Dustin Bolinger, B.S. computer science, and current graduate student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Computer Science, was recently awarded an Upsilon PI Epsilon International Honor Society for Computing and Information Disciplines scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for academic year 2010-11.
From Aurora, Colorado, Travis applied to UW starting fall 2006 semester, following graduation from Grandview High School in Centennial, Colorado. He received a B.S. in computer science last May and is working in the Computer Science masters program. He is working on his thesis project, under the direction of Dr. Ruben Gamboa, on the topic of parallel processing using commodity machines to store and manipulate astronomical databases. Travis was a founding member of the UPE Wyoming Chapter last year and is involved in the UW chapter of the Association for Computing. He plans to graduate in May 2011, with a masters degree and hopes to find employment in the Denver metro area.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon was founded in 1967, and formed for provide students, faculty, and computing professionals who exhibit superior scholastic and professional achievement in the computing and information disciplines. Recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE Computer Society, the UPE has chapters at over 240 colleges and universities in the U.S. and overseas. UPE has provided over $55,000 in student awards and grants this past year.