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.