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Mark Guzdial receives SIGCSE outstanding educator award

Tuesday, 02/26/2019

University of Michigan professor Mark Guzdial is the 2019 recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.

The annual award recognizes people whose work has had “long lasting impact on, and made a significant difference in, computing education.”

Guzdial will receive the award at the annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium where he will deliver the keynote address on Computing Education as a Foundation for 21st Century Literacy

Mark Guzdial is a Professor in CSE, Engineering Education Research and the School of Information. He studies how people come to understand computing and how we can make that process more effective. He has been recognized as an ACM Fellow and ACM Distinguished Lecturer, and received the IEEE Computer Science & Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2012. 

The SIGSCE Technical Symposium is the largest computer science education conference in the world. This year’s conference is the fiftieth annual, and will take place February 27 – March 2. In a press release, symposium general co-chair Elizabeth K. Hawthorne said the program reflects “both the significance of a 50th Symposium, as well the growing centrality of computer science at all levels of education.”

Other UMSI faculty and students presenting at SIGCSE 2019: 

Paul Resnick and Iman YeckehZaare: Speed and Studying: Gendered Pathways to Success

Barb Ericson and Jaclyn Cohen: Using and Customizing Open-Source Runestone Ebooks for Computer Science Classes

Ron Eglash: A Cultural Computing Curriculum

Kathryn Cunningham: Job Placement Experience of Alumni from a 3-year CS Program (Poster #209)

Amir Kamil, James Juett and Andrew DeOrio: Gender-balanced TAs from an Unbalanced Student Body


- Jessica Webster, UMSI PR Specialist