Computer Science awards 2022-2023
The Department of Computer Science has announced the 2023 winners of its three departmental awards! Please read below to learn more about each award and to learn who the recipients are for the 2022-23 academic year. To view previous awardees, please see here.
The Ben Hescott Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Ben Hescott Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded annually to undergraduate teaching assistants or teaching fellows to recognize them for their excellence in teaching. This award is named after beloved former faculty member Assistant Professor Ben Hescott, who left a lasting impression on the CS department by working to make computer science more accessible to all students throughout his 10 years at Tufts.
The 2023 recipients of the Ben Hescott Award are Ankur Dahal (E23), Diego Griese (E23), Max Mitchell (A23), and Teo Patrosio (E23).
The David Krumme Award for Experimental Computer Science
The David Krumme Award for Experimental Computer Science is awarded annually to students for producing substantial CS projects of practical worth, outstanding participation or organization of student-directed coding events or hackathons, and/or meritorious research in experimental computer science. This award was established in honor of Professor David Krumme, who retired from Tufts in 2004.
The 2023 recipients of the David Krumme award are Binh (Irene) Chang (E23) and Madeline McLaughlin (A23).
The James Schmolze Award for Excellence in Computer Science
The James Schmolze Award for Excellence in Computer Science is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in computer science. The award goes to a student with an excellent academic record in CS and who has also engaged in active contributions or service that enrich the CS community at Tufts. This award was established in memory of Associate Professor James Schmolze, who made sustained contributions in research, teaching, and service for over 20 years at Tufts before his tragic death in 2006. Schmolze served as the last department chair of the combined EECS department before it split into the CS and ECE departments in 2002.
The 2023 recipient of the James Schmolze Award is Ellis Brown (E23).
Congratulations to these students and for all they have accomplished!