Student Award Nominations

The EECS Department invites nominations annually from faculty, students and staff for these undergraduate and graduate awards. Please take the time to consider nominating deserving students for this year's student awards.

Nomination Procedure

Compose a letter (approximately 1 page) for each nominee explaining your reason for recommending the student. Nominators should specifically address how the nominee meets the award criteria. Attach any relevant materials that will assist the Student Awards Committee in making their decision, such as: publications, CV, additional letters of nomination. The committee may seek additional information concerning the most promising nominees. Previous recipients of an award are ineligible to receive the same award again, but may be recommended for any remaining awards. Nominators are encouraged to refer to the description of each award, which includes a list of previous awardees.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations Due Friday, March 2, 2018 at midnight.

Undergraduate Awards

Academic Achievement

Arthur M. Hopkin Award
This award honors an outstanding Electrical Engineering undergraduate who demonstrates seriousness of purpose and high academic achievement. To be used by the student for furthering his/her education.

Mark D. Weiser Excellence in Computing Scholarship
This scholarship provides merit-based funding for tuition to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science.

Breadth

Samuel Silver Memorial Scholarship Award
Presented annually to an Electrical Engineering or Computer Sciences undergraduate or graduate student who best combines intellectual achievement in science and engineering with serious humanistic and cultural interests. Previous recipients possessed outstanding accomplishments in music, art, and other areas of the humanities.

Design

Warren Y. Dere Design Award
This award is presented to graduating seniors whose accomplishments in engineering design are judged to be most outstanding. Evidence might include accomplishments during a co-op or internship assignment or on a summer job, or achievements on a project for an upper division design course.

GSI

EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor/Distinguished GSI Award
Each year the department selects students who served as the most distinguished Graduate Student Instructors during the previous calendar year. Students are selected based on faculty nominations and student ratings provided by the UC Berkeley chapters Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) and IEEE.

Innovation

Timothy B. Campbell Innovation Award
This award is presented to a CS or EE student who demonstrates a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and creativity through her or his research and personal life.

James H. Eaton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated a keen sense of creativity and inventiveness.

Military Service

James Tullock Memorial Scholarship Award
This scholarship is intended for EECS undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Nonlinear Science

Leon O. Chua Award
This award is presented annually to an undergraduate or graduate student, or to a recent alumnus, for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science from any discipline, including biological, engineering, mathematical, physical and social sciences.

Personal Triumph

Eugene L. Lawler Prize
The Lawler Prize honors computer science undergraduates from disadvantaged groups or who have surmounted unusual difficulties in pursuing a degree with demonstrated academic effort.

Research

C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award
This award can be made to any CS graduate student based on outstanding contributions to a new research area in computer science and engineering.

Technology in Support of Service

Kevin K. Gong Memorial Scholarship
The Kevin K. Gong Memorial Scholarship for Bright Minds and Big Hearts provides student support to Computer Science or EECS students (rising sophomores - seniors) who are passionate about using technology to better the world.

Graduate Awards

Altruism

Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award
This award is presented annually to an Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences graduate student who is beyond the preliminary examination and is proceeding to a doctoral degree. The purpose of the award is to recognize students who, in addition to conducting research, unselfishly take the time to help colleagues beyond the normal cooperation existing between fellow students.

Breadth

Samuel Silver Memorial Scholarship Award
Presented annually to an Electrical Engineering or Computer Sciences undergraduate or graduate student who best combines intellectual achievement in science and engineering with serious humanistic and cultural interests. Previous recipients possessed outstanding accomplishments in music, art, and other areas of the humanities.

Entrepreneurism

Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation
This award recognizes innovative technical achievement with potential for entrepreneurial success and is awarded annually to an EECS graduate student based on outstanding technical achievement in a research area in computer sciences or electrical engineering.

GSI

EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor/Distinguished GSI Award
Each year the department selects students who served as the most distinguished Graduate Student Instructors during the previous calendar year. Students are selected based on faculty nominations and student ratings provided by the UC Berkeley chapters Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) and IEEE.

Innovation

Timothy B. Campbell Innovation Award
This award is presented to a CS or EE student who demonstrates a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and creativity through her or his research and personal life.

Military Service

James Tullock Memorial Scholarship Award
This scholarship is intended for EECS undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Nonlinear Science

Leon O. Chua Award
This award is presented annually to an undergraduate or graduate student, or to a recent alumnus, for outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science from any discipline, including biological, engineering, mathematical, physical and social sciences.

Research

C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award
This award can be made to any CS graduate student based on outstanding contributions to a new research area in computer science and engineering.

David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize
This prize is made annually to graduate students who have completed what is deemed by a faculty committee to be a truly outstanding piece of research.

Semiconductor, Magnetic, Optical or Electronic Materials

Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award
This award recognizes superior work and scholarship in the characterization, development and/or use of semiconductor, magnetic, optical or electronic materials by a graduate student or students pursuing such areas of inquiry. It is presented officially at the annual spring Metallurgical Society Northern California Electronics Materials Symposium.

Systems, Communications, Control/Signal Processing

Eli Jury Award
This award is presented to graduate students or recent alumni for outstanding achievement in the area of systems, communications, control, or signal processing.

Visit Days

Chair's Graduate Award