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Scholarship honors the legacy of Terry Arthur's dedication to students

“Terry always asked students ‘How can I help?’ when they came to see her. That was her motto in life, as she was always doing things to help others.”

Department Spotlights

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    Class of 2020 graduate Allison DeSantis, majoring in computational modeling and data analytics, with minors in computer science and business.. Photo taken before COVID-19.
    Meet Fall 2020 Hokie Grad: Allison DeSantis

    Senior Allison DeSantis says being a part of the Computer Science (CS) Genome team provided her a window into understanding the work done by people in the computer science field. "I had not been involved in research before CS Genome, so seeing how a research team operates gave me a lot of insight into computer science careers that are more research oriented," she said.

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    Class of 2020 fall graduate Samie Amriui. Photo taken before COVID-19.
    Meet Fall 2020 Hokie Grad: Samie Amriui

    As the saying goes, ‘hindsight is 20/20’, as graduating senior Samie Amriui reflects on what advice he would offer his freshman self. “I would tell myself to get involved in the campus community as early as possible, as well as learn scripting languages on my own time to develop a familiarity as they end up being useful later on.”

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    Stephen Edwards, professor and associate department head for undergraduate education, is the 2021 recipient of the SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education . Photo taken before COVID-19.
    Stephen Edwards Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education

    The Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) of the Association for Computing Machinery has named Stephen Edwards as the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award. Initiated in 1981, the award honors an individual or group in recognition of a significant contribution to computer science education.