Previous NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award Recipients

2016 Recipients

  • Dr. Bonita Sharif (Junior Faculty member at a B.S. or M.S. granting university): Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the College of STEM, Youngstown State University. Dr. Sharif is a part of the organizing committee for the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing; she has held several chair positions and will be the program chair in the upcoming year. She has mentored 14 students, over 40% of which were women and almost 30% of her students have gone onto grad school.
  • Dr. Amy Hurst (Junior Faculty member at a PhD granting university): Assistant Professor, Human-Centered Computing in the Information Systems Department, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Hurst believes that mentoring is one of the best ways to support students as they grow intellectually and make their career choices. In her 5 years at UMBC she has mentored 41 students, 61% of which belong to underrepresented groups in STEM. Of her 41 students, 27% of them have gone on to graduate school.
  • Dr. Daniel Garcia (Senior Faculty member at a B.S. or M.S. granting university): Teaching Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Garcia has mentored 500 students in his 16 years at UC Berkeley, and has created a well-known name for himself. When the undergraduates gave a presentation to the faculty, their only request was to have more groups like Dan Garcia’s. 100 of his mentored students have gone onto graduate school and over 40% of his students belong to underrepresented groups in STEM.
  • Dr. Tiffany Barnes (Senior Faculty member at a PhD granting university): Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University. Dr. Barnes encourages students to apply for awards, honors, fellowships, and attend graduate school, scaffolding that experience with talks on how to write applications in addition to offering in-lab reviews for applications. Barnes has mentored 83 students with 73% of her students belonging to minority groups in computing. 55% of her mentored students have gone onto graduate school.
2016 URM Group Photo
(pictured from left to right) Luz Gonzalez (Senior Vice President of Solutions Delivery for sponsor AT&T), Bonita Sharif, Daniel Garcia, Tiffany Barnes, and Amy Hurst.

2015 Recipients

  • Dr. Renee Bryce: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
  • Dr. Margaret Burnett: Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University
  • Dr. Colleen Lewis: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
  • Dr. Lorie Loeb: Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College
2015 NCWIT URM Winners
(pictured from left to right) Renee Bryce, Margaret Burnett, Mayim Balik, Colleen Lewis, and Patricia Morreale (accepting award for Lorie Loeb)

2014 Recipients

  • Dr. Robert Beck: Professor, Department of Computing Sciences, Villanova University
  • Dr. Marie desJardins: Professor, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Dr. Silvia Figueira: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University
  • Dr. Alan Jamieson: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Read more in this press release.

2013 Recipients

  • Dr. Margaret Martonosi: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
  • Dr. Anne Ngu: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Texas State University
  • Dr. Fay Cobb Payton: Professor, Information Technology and University Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Cheryl Swanier: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Fort Valley State University
URM Group Photo

2012 Recipients

Read more in this October 2012 issue of CACM (under "Milestones/CS Awards")

  • Dr. Diana Franklin: Tenure-Equivalent Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Dr. Juan Gilbert: IDEaS Professor and Chair, Human-Centered Computing Division, School of Computing, Clemson University
  • Dr. Scott McCrickard: Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • Dr. Mingrui Zhang: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Winona State University