CSE Faculty Choice Award '15 winner Wendy Jansson (CEN BS '16). Photo credit: Ken Smith

CSE Faculty Choice Award '15 winner Wendy Jansson (CEN BS '16). Photo credit: Ken Smith

Undergraduate Student Award Recipients

While building the foundations of promising computing careers, these undergraduates earned distinctive professional recognition and memberships in exclusive professional societies.

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The Association of Old Crows Scholarship Program seeks to assist in the education of students in engineering and the hard sciences, who are likely to pursue careers in electronic defense and related professions; support member national interest by encouraging students to enter the science and engineering fields; and create greater awareness in the educational sector for electronic defense.

2018—Jerry Kappil (CS BS Candidate)

2017—Christopher Thomas (CEN BS '17)

2016—Melanie Phillips (CEN BS '17)

2015—Jacob Condello (CEN BS '17)

2014—Christopher Weeden (CS BS/MS '16)

2013—Steven Ostertag (CEN BS '14)

Beth Cheshire Moran Award

Awarded to one or more female CSE undergrads with strong personal character, experiencing or having overcome adversity.  This award was developed on behalf of the late Beth Cheshire, who was challenged with illness while completing her CS degree.

2018—Brittany Weimar (CS BA Candidate), Lawreen Latif (CS BS Candidate)

2017—Shanelle Ileto (CEN BS Candidate), Anna Spring (CS BS Candidate)

2016—Lisa Lu (CS BA Candidate)

2015—Wendy Jansson (CEN BS '16) and Gelareh Malek Pour (CS BS '16)

2014—Amie Vuong

2013—Xia Wu (CS BS/MS '15)

Faculty Choice Award

Awarded to one or more graduating seniors who have been a most vital presence in the department and whose departure will be sorely missed, not only by the faculty, at whose discretion the prize is awarded, but by the department as a whole.

2015—Wendy Jansson (CEN BS '16)

Gina Hammond Computer Science Award

Awarded to one or more deserving CSE undergrads.

2018—Chinmayee Rane (CS BS Candidate) and Heeba Kariapper (CS BA Candidate)

2017—Harshita Vijaysing Girase (CS BS Candidate), Oluwatoyosi Adebanke Oladepo (CS BS Candidate)

2016—Meg Arnold (CS BS '17), Sanjeevani Choudhery (CEN BS '17)

2015—Samina Khan (CS BS '16)

2014—Wendy Jansson (CEN BS '16)

2013—Natasha Sanford (CS BS, MTH BS '15)

Naida Irizarry Shaw and Max Kay Scholarship

Awarded to CSE students with financial need, who have full-time status with 16 credit hours total, are US-born citizens, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Preference given to underrepresented females.

2017—Sena Nur Arman (CS BS Candidate), Dayasiah Burch (CS BS Candidate), Veronica Ng (CS BS Candidate)

2016—Linn Htway (CS BS Candidate), Valencia Kaplinsky (CS BS Candidate), Heeba Kariapper (CS BS Candidate), Simran Singh (CEN BS Candidate)

2015—Cristina Nowak (CS BS Candidate), Melanie Phillips (CEN BS '17), Kayleigh Siejak (CEN BS '16), Brittany Weimar (CS BA Candidate), Vicky Zheng (CS BS '16)

2014—Christine Baxter (MTH BS '14), Zuleime Perez (CEN BS '15), Kiran Singh (CEN BS '15), Kate Whitecar (CS BA '17)

2013—Rachel Broardt (CS BS '15), Alyssa Buzzard (CS BS '13), Jennifer Cordaro (CS BS/MS, MTH BS '15), Kayla Weixlmann (CEN BS '14)

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award

Awarded to one or more graduating seniors who exhibit exceptional entrepreneurial activity during their stay at UB CSE.

2015—Thiru Vikram Suresh (CEN BS Candidate '18)

Undergraduate Leadership/Service Award

Awarded to one or more graduating seniors who exhibit exceptional service for the department and/or UB as a whole.

2015—Gela Malek Pour (CS BS '16)

Undergraduate Research Award

Awarded to one or more graduating seniors who have done exceptional research with a UB CSE faculty during their undergraduate studies.

2015—Paul Kowalski (CS BS '17), Vicky Zheng (CS BS '16, PhD Candidate)