This award annually recognizes a graduate or graduates judged by the faculty to have successfully completed a significant piece of computer science research. The award honors Don Chamberlin, HMC '66, who was a co-creator of SQL, the standard language for accessing and manipulating databases.
This award annually recognizes a graduate or graduates judged by the faculty to have an outstanding record in a combination of course work, research, and service. The award was created in honor of the first graduating class of computer science at Harvey Mudd College.
The Wing Tam award is given annually to a student or student team for demonstrating excellence in software design and development. The award is typically chosen based on projects in CS 121.
The Jarthur Award is given annually to one or more student staff members who have been exemplary system administrators. These students have gone above and beyond the call of duty in repairing, maintaining, and upgrading the department's computing infrastructure.
The CS Service Award is given annually to one or more students who have been exemplary department citizens. These students have gone above and beyond the call of duty in interviewing students, doing demonstrations, and overall service to the members of the CS Dept.
Computer Science Clinic awards are given to individual team members, the participation of whom was deemed to be uniquely essential to the success of their team's project.
Computer Science Department Honors are given to graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves beyond their academic performance by their service to the department and to the college.
The annual CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award recognizes undergraduate students who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Nominations are made to CRA by the CS Department.
The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) traces its roots to a competition held at Texas A&M in 1970 hosted by the Alpha Chapter of the UPE Computer Science Honor Society. The contest has evolved into a multi-tier world-wide competition with winners of regional competitions advancing to the World Finals. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. Harvey Mudd College won the 1996 contest.
Congratulations to the HMC teams in the 2010 Southern California regionals. The standings out of 72 competing teams:
Computer Science Clinic Poster awards recognize clinic teams who have produced exemplary posters for the end-of-year poster sessions.