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CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Award program recognizes undergraduate students who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Nominees are nominated by the department chair or a faculty member. Each department may nominate a total of two male and two female candidates. Preference is given to students in their senior year. In addition to evidence of significant research contributions, the committee also considers the student's academic record and service to the community.

CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Licata, '04, for being selected as one of the six Finalists in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award for 2004. CONGRATULATIONS are also in order for Katrina Ligett, '04, who has been selected for an Honorable Mention in the 2004 CRA Awards.

According to the notification announcement, this year's nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several were authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others had made presentations at major conferences, and some had produced software artifacts that were in widespread use. Many nominees had been involved in successful summer research or internship programs, many had been teaching assistants, tutors, or mentors, and a number had significant involvement in community volunteer efforts. It is indeed an honor to be selected for a CRA award from such a group.

The awards will be presented at a suitable research conference that is yet to be determined.