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Congratulations to CSE’s 2013 graduates!


CSE students pack Meany Hall

Saturday June 15 marked the University of Washington’s 138th commencement exercises.

For CSE students, the day began at 9 a.m. with a departmental ceremony that filled Meany Hall, the largest auditorium on campus.  The program recognized 203 Bachelors degree recipients in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, 85 Masters degree recipients, and 23 Ph.D. degree recipients – 311 degree recipients in all!  The program also recognized the recipients of the ACM Student Chapter Teaching Award (to Magda Balazinska), the Undergraduate Service Award (to Steve Rutherford), the Outstanding Undergraduate Honors Thesis Award (Leeran Raphaely), the Outstanding Computer Science and Computer Engineering Senior Awards (to Stephen Jonany, Sam Hopkins, and Raymond Zhang), the Bob Bandes Memorial Excellence in Teaching Awards (to graduate students Elliott Brossard and Cody Schroeder, honorable mention to Caitlin Bonnar, and to undergraduate students Katlyn Edwards and Zorah Fung, with honorable mention to Michael Farrow), and the CSE Alumni Achievement Award (to Anne Dinning and Ed Felten).


Hank Levy confers degrees

Faculty, students, parents, and friends then joined a reception in the Microsoft Atrium of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

In the afternoon, hardy souls trooped down to Century Link Field along with 50,000 of their closest friends for the main University of Washington commencement ceremony.

Dozens of Bruce Hemingway photographs:


Magda Balazinska receives the ACM Undergraduate Teaching Award









Ed, Anne, Ed, and Hank

Anne Dinning and Ed Felten are honored with CSE’s 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards










Back to the Allen Center for a reception, on an extraordinary Seattle morning










Later, CSE’s Raymond Zhang, 2013 Engineering Dean’s Medalist, leads Engineering graduates into Century Link Field for UW’s commencement ceremonies