Thursday, September 7, 2023

The University of Iowa Department of Computer Science recognizes this academic year’s scholarship* recipients, listed below:

Lauren Bernstein portrait - submitted

Lauren Bernstein — Jason & Leslie Weber Scholarship for Women

"I am extremely grateful to have been selected as the recipient of the Jason and Leslie Weber Scholarship for Women this year. The support for women in computer science is inspiring and allows women like me to pursue and make new advancements in this field. This summer I completed my second internship with United Airlines as a Digital Technology Intern. I am looking forward to beginning my career in the industry after I graduate this Spring with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics."

Sage Binder portrait - submitted

Sage Binder — Sheets Fellowship 2023-24

"I am immensely grateful to be receiving the Sheets Fellowship for my first year in graduate school. The transition to graduate school is both exciting and a little bit daunting—I am passionate about formal methods and formalizing mathematics and am looking forward to dedicating my time and energy toward research in these areas, but I also know that the transition to graduate school will present many academic and personal challenges. Receiving this fellowship is extremely encouraging; it will ease my transition to graduate school and afford me greater freedom in pursuing interesting research projects. I sincerely thank Lawrence and Susan Sheets for this generous and encouraging support."

Dayne Cordray portrait - in graduation garb; submitted

Dayne Cordray — Barkmeier Tice 2023-24

"My passion for computer science has always driven me to dig deeper, to stay with problems longer, and to continually seek out new knowledge and skills. This scholarship will undoubtedly help me continue to fuel this passion as I embark on my master's program this fall. It will enable me to focus more on what I love - solving problems, learning new technologies, and creating innovative solutions. 

I recently finished an internship with Cambridge Investment Research where I was a Logistical Database Administrator."

Anna Davis portrait - IOWA Volleyball

Anna Davis — Barkmeier Tice 2023-24

"I'm very grateful to be awarded the Barkmeier-Tice Scholarship, and the opportunity to continue pursuing Computer Science here at the University of Iowa. I'm excited to continue growing my knowledge and skills base which will prepare me for a future in software development or any other field I choose down the road. 

This summer I had the privilege of being a Software Quality Analyst Intern at Hudl based in Lincoln, Nebraska. I hope to continue this internship into the school year as well. Additionally, I will be continuing my research this fall under Professor Shastri on the GDPR and the tradeoffs between law and computing."

Kate Doolittle portrait - submitted

Kate Doolittle — Arthur A. Collins Scholarship

"As a femme queer student, it means a lot to be supported in a field that has been historically dominated by men; receiving this support gives me the confidence to continue bringing my unique perspective to those spaces. In addition to my Informatics BA, I am also pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design.


Luke Moenning portrait - submitted

Luke Moenning — Jason and Leslie Weber Emerging Technologies Scholarship

"I am extremely grateful to have received the Jason and Leslie Weber Emerging Technologies Scholarship. This award will allow me to continue my studies in computer science and mathematics. In addition, I look forward to expanding my knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning!

Over the summer, I worked as a software developer intern at W.R. Berkley Corporation in Urbandale, Iowa. This fall, I plan to continue undergraduate research with Juan Pablo Hourcade and Flannery Currin on the Story Carnival Project.

Zack Mulholland portrait - submitted

Zack Mulholland — Gerard Weeg Scholarship

"I am grateful to receive the Gerard P. Weeg Scholarship. I will use the tuition to get closer to a degree and advance my knowledge in the endless field of computer science. I love the University of Iowa and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

This summer I worked as an IT intern for Mason City Clinic."

Oliver Papay portrait - submitted

Oliver Papay — Principal Scholars Award

"I would like to send a big thank you to Principal for choosing me as the recipient of this award, and I feel very grateful to have access to all the great opportunities provided by the CS community at Iowa. This award will help alleviate some financial stresses while also supporting my motivation to pursue my academic goals. After I graduate with my bachelor's degree, I hope to work on cutting-edge machine learning and AI projects.

Most importantly, however, I plan to give back to the amazing people at Principal Financial Group and in the Iowa CS community for guiding me along my journey. Thank you!"

Submitted picture of David Roth dressed in winter gear at the bottom of a ski slope in Chile during Summer 2023.

David Roth — Jason and Leslie Weber Emerging Technologies Scholarship

"I am very grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of the Jason and Leslie Weber Emerging Technologies Scholarship. This past summer, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on Machine Learning and AIin which I was able to visit Santiago, Chile for a month while conducting my research! As a student in the Data Science U2G program, I plan to graduate from undergraduate in the Fall of 2023 and continue my graduate studies at the University of Iowa."


Jasmine Tran portrait - submitted

Jasmine Tran — Principal Scholars Award

"It's an honor to be chosen for this scholarship, specifically designed to support underrepresented and bilingual students such as myself. It is a tremendous blessing that will allow me to focus on my studies and personal growth at the University of Iowa. This support is not only a financial gift but also an affirmation of my dreams and affirmations. I am eager to finish my degree in Computer Science and looking forward to the day when I can pay it forward by supporting others in the same way."

Tinh Tran — Frank A. Park Scholarship

Tinh Tran portrait - submitted

"I am honored to have been chosen for the Frank A. Park scholarship. This scholarship will be helpful for me to continue and finish my undergraduate education. I am excited to finish my undergraduate degrees and eventually attend graduate school after a few years of working. 

I am currently in my 2nd internship at Amazon. I am an SDE intern in their robotics organization creating best practice software. Alongside this, I am a research assistant to the StoryCarnival project with Professor Hourcade and Flannery Currin."

Andrew Marmaduke and Audrey Powers received 2022-23 CS Outstanding TA Awards!

* With the generous support of several organizations as well as individuals and family trusts, the Department is able to award 6-10 scholarships per year, usually ranging in value from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are normally due in late spring, with awards given at the start of the following fall semester. To be eligible for departmental scholarships, students must be a declared Computer Science, Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, or Data Science major at The University of Iowa. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply.