UW CSE’s Melody Kadenko has received the 2015 UW College of Engineering Professional Staff Award.
Melody manages more than 100 research grants from multiple agencies. In her “spare time,” she mentors UW’s National Collegiate Cyberdefense Competition team, and shakes the tin cup to fund the CSE espresso room (appropriating a page from the NPR playbook: “We need $2500 before I quit sending email!”).
A faculty member writes, “Melody uses creativity and persistence to solve any kind of thorny research grant problem.”
A student writes, “Melody has been the single most useful person I’ve met since coming to UW.”
Melody writes, “I’m ‘Plan B.’ If you want the rules followed in every detail, see Alicen. When that doesn’t work, come see me. I’m OK with that.”
Congratulations, Melody! And thanks for your many years of phenomenal work as part of the UW CSE team!