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Published April 28, 2023
The School of Computing at the University of Wyoming has selected 16 graduate students for the school’s Graduate Computing Scholars Award for the 2023-24 academic year.
To ensure the quality, vitality and diversity of the computing workforce in Wyoming, the School of Computing aims to provide support to exceptional graduate students who are showing potential early in their computational careers.
The Graduate Computing Scholars Award includes a graduate assistant stipend to cover the nine-month academic year at the standard UW graduate education rate. Tuition, fees and health insurance will be automatically covered for scholarship recipients. The award starts at the beginning of the fall semester.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled and in good standing at UW and must be part of a UW Ph.D. or master’s degree program. Students also must be pursuing a research project where innovative computing and/or the advancement of computing plays a first-class role in that research.
The following students were awarded the Graduate Computing Scholars Award:
Francis Osei Tutu Afrifa -- atmospheric science.
Jeffrey Bell -- history.
Matthew Butrim -- ecology.
Janette Davidson -- ecology.
Haniye Kashgarani -- computer science.
Caroline Kittle -- plant sciences.
Mallory Lai -- biomedical sciences program, data science track.
Jason Landen -- neuroscience.
Peng Li -- geology and geophysics.
Yufeng Luo -- physics.
Courtney Newman -- animal science.
Emmanuel Oladeji -- geophysics.
Dilip Pandit -- electrical engineering.
Sindhu Reddy -- computer science.
Elham Shokrgozaryatimdar -- geophysics and seismology.
Ci Song -- atmospheric science.
“We are excited to announce the 16 graduate scholars selected by the School of Computing,” School of Computing Director Gabrielle Allen says. “As a leader in computing and digital research, education and engagement, we are committed to supporting exceptional students who are advancing computing in various fields. We look forward to seeing their future accomplishments.”
School of Computing Graduate Computing Scholars are expected to attend monthly meetings to describe the progress of their research; contribute to the growth and development of the interdisciplinary School of Computing research community; and submit a two-page final report summarizing their completed research and experience as a School of Computing Graduate Computing Scholar by June 30, 2024.