Awards

Each year, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) selects recipients for its two awards.

The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education honors an individual or group in recognition of a significant contribution to computer science education. The contribution may take many forms, such as: curriculum design, innovating teaching methods, textbook authorship, development of new teaching tools, or any of a number of other significant contributions to computer science education. The contribution should have had long lasting impact on, and made a significant difference in, computing education. This award was initiated in 1981.

The SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community honors an individual who has a long history of volunteer service to the computer science education community. This service, which is not limited to service to SIGCSE, may take many forms, such as professional society leadership, conference organization, outreach efforts, editorial board participation, or any of a number of other types of service to the computer science education community. Awards may recognize service at any level, for example: K-12, college, graduate, or continuing post-college. This award was initiated in 1997.

Please consider nominating a worthy candidate for one of these awards. The Nomination Process is straightforward.

In addition to managing the above awards, the Awards Committee of SIGCSE is interested in raising the profile of computing education in other ways. We encourage SIGCSE members to consider nominating themselves or a colleague for one of the ACM Advanced Membership grades. Follow our link to a page that briefly describes the various grades, provides links to the relevant information on the ACM site, and lists the SIGCSE members who have already attained advanced membership grades.