Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just announced that Zachary Espiritu, a Brown CS student, SPOC (Systems Programmer, Operator, and Consultant), and one of the four Meta-TAs who coordinate the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program, has just won the Norman K. Meyrowitz '81 Award. Named for an alum known for his contributions to the department, the award recognizes exceptionally meritorious service to Brown CS and is accompanied by a cash prize of five hundred dollars.
"Zach was a super-competent UTA, HTA, and MTA," says Brown CS Professor Tom Doeppner, Vice Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies. "He excelled in research, particularly in cybersecurity, but was also sought out for his research skill in other areas. He took time off from school to undergo cancer treatment, which he pulled through to the relief of everyone."
Norm Meyrowitz feels similarly. “I’ve worked with Zach over the past year," he says, "and I can certify that he has done amazingly at a job way more complicated than the one done by the person after whom the award is named.”
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