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Will Johnson wins UW A&S Dean’s Medal for the Sciences

Will Johnson, a senior majoring in Computer Science and in Mathematics, has been awarded the 2011 UW College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal for the Sciences, recognizing the most accomplished graduating student in the natural sciences.

Will has a remarkable record of accomplishment and recognition:  he recently won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; he was celebrated in the Washington State Senate and in the Seattle Times for being named a Putnam Fellow (for finishing among the top five students in the nation — from among 4,036 competitors — in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition); he was named the 2010 University of Washington Junior Medalist, recognizing the most accomplished student among UW’s roughly 7,000 juniors.  (No reason to go back further than 12 months …)

Will is the 13th CSE student to be recognized with a UW Dean’s Medal.  Most recently, Eric Arendt received the 2010 Dean’s Medal in Engineering, Kathy Wei received the 2009 Dean’s Medal in Engineering, and Pavan Vaswani received the 2009 Dean’s Medal in the Sciences.  Sixteen CSE students have been University Medalists.  Most recently, Krysta Yousoufian received the 2010 Junior Medal, Mark Bun received the 2009 Sophomore Medal (when Will received the Junior Medal), and Pavan Vaswani received the 2009 President’s Medal (recognizing the most accomplished graduating student at the University of Washington).

Congratulations to Will, and to all of CSE’s terrific students – UW’s best!