UW CSE awarded 364 degrees at our department graduation ceremony on Friday evening – an event that was moved this year to Hec Edmundson Pavilion (UW’s basketball stadium) because our students, families, friends, and faculty no longer fit in 1200-seat Meany Theater, UW’s largest auditorium.
234 Bachelors degrees were awarded in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. One third of the Computer Science Bachelors recipients were women – still not nearly at parity, but substantially more than double the national average for our peers.
105 Masters degrees were awarded: 51 in our part-time evening/distance Professional Masters Program, and 54 to full-time students.
At the ceremony:
- Introduced by UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Microsoft general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith announced a $10 million commitment from Microsoft to a second building for CSE.
- Professor James Lee received the ACM Student Chapter Undergraduate Teaching Award.
- Katie McCorkell and Clint Malcolm received CSE’s Undergraduate Service Award.
- Brett Boston received CSE’s Undergraduate Honors Thesis Award.
- AJ Klatt and Sunjay Cauligi received CSE’s Outstanding Computer Science Senior Award and Outstanding Computer Engineering Senior Award, respectively.
- Graduate student teaching assistant Sonja Khan and undergraduate student teaching assistants Michael Johnson and Ryan McMahon received the Bob Bandes Memorial Excellence in Teaching Awards. Graduate student TAs Irene Zhang and Nathaniel Mote and undergraduate student TA Jack Warren received honorable mention.
- Tim Paterson (B.S. 1978) and Kevin Jeffay (Ph.D. 1989) received this year’s CSE Alumni Achievement Awards.
Congratulations one and all!