SCS Faculty Awards
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Recipients of The Coach Award, School of Computer Science
– The Master of Software Engineering Programs celebrated it's 15th anniversary in the Fall 2005: a remarkable achievement in that over 15 generations (~350 students) of highly trained, disciplined software professionals from industry, government and academia had already passed through their environment and were now strategically placed throughout these organizations – globally. What started as a vision to build a formal degree program for software engineering has become a commonly accepted, continually evolving and dynamically expanding science of software engineering.

In tribute to that anniversary, and in recognition of the contributions made to the discipline by the professors, lecturers, students, mentors, clients and sponsors that enabled the software engineering discipline and the related academic programs to grow and thrive, the MSE established a series of awards/recognitions under the rubric The Coach Awards. The term Coach has deep cultural roots in our environment. But first and foremost, it pays tribute to a man who dedicated his life - beginning in the early 1980's - to the development of an educational program in software engineering: James E. Tomayko.

  • Daniel Myers , 2020
    Outstanding Citizenship and Leadership

  • David Garlan , 2016/17
    Outstanding Leadership

  • Jeffrey Gennari , 2015
    Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

  • Eduardo L. Miranda , 2014
    Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

  • Tharanga Sampath Gamaethige, 2013
    Outstanding Individual Award

  • Anthony J. Lattanze , 2012
    For Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

  • Studio Team YALA, 2011
    Yousef AlSaeed
    Ashwini Bijwe
    Lyle Holsinger
    Alek (Wenjiao) Wang
    For MSE Team Excellence

  • Grace Ritter Lewis, 2010
    For Outstanding Teaching and Mentorship

  • Ryan D. Miller , 2009
    For Outstanding Citizenship and Leadership

  • James E. Tomayko , 2005
    For Just Being "Our Coach"
Special thanks to: GM Corporation, The Pretty Good Race Runners.

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