Friday, May 12, 2006 (All day)

Congratulations to graduate students Chris Bennett, Fred Maier and Ananda Chowdhury for winning the University's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award! This award is given yearly to the top 10% of TAs at the University.

Additionally, Chris Bennett has been selected to participate in the University's TA Mentor program for the 2006-2007 school year. This is an award given to 15 graduate students throughout the University per year. In addition to a $1500 scholarship, Chris will spend the year attending seminars and workshops related to professional development, teaching and preparation for a career in academia. This marks the second year in a row that a graduate student from the Computer Science department has been selected for this honor, as Semmy Purewal was selected as a TA Mentor for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Also, Semmy Purewal's Teaching Portfolio has been accepted to the University's Teaching Portfolio Certification Program for this year.