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.
Recipients are selected from individuals nominated by SIGCSE members. Therefore, we encourage you to submit the names of anyone you feel is deserving of either of these prestigious awards. Please send the following information with your nomination:
- the name of the individual you are nominating,
- the award you are nominating them for,
- a 1-2 page description of why you feel this person deserves the award,
- letters of support from at least two other people on behalf of your candidate (letters of support may be sent separately, but are necessary for your candidate to be considered).
- The deadline for nominations each year is October 1st. However, to help us manage the process, we would appreciate knowing about your plans to nominate someone by September 1.
Be advised that elected members of the Board are not eligible for an award until 2 years after their term of office ends; i.e., they become eligible in the third year after serving.
Please send the required information by email to: