Press Release for Thursday, October 5, 2017
UNF Students Awarded International Computing Honor Society Scholarships
Contact: Amanda Dawson, PR Specialist
of Public Relations
Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor
society for the computing and information disciplines, awarded scholarships for
academic excellence in the field of computing totaling $2,500 to two students
in the School of Computing at the University of North Florida.
Graduate student Nancy Carrier, who is working
on her master’s degree in computer science, was awarded the UPE Academic
Achievement Award for $1,500. Undergraduate student Ian Manuel, a senior dual
majoring in computer science and physics, was awarded the UPE Scholarship Award
“Receiving such international awards is
indicative of the rigorous nature of the programs in the University of North
Florida’s School of Computing and shows that we are preparing students for successful
careers,” said Dr. Sanjay Ahuja, UNF computing professor and UPE advisor.
Carrier, an East Arlington resident, is a
non-traditional student and has re-entered the graduate program at UNF with dedication
to her master’s degree in Computer Science, holding a 3.91 GPA. As an undergrad, she was part of the Computer
Programming Team and Association of Computing Machinery Club and currently
serves as president of the UNF chapter of the UPE. Carrier is a senior data
scientist at Bank of America and has worked in the technology industry for over
20 years. She also serves as an active volunteer in the community working with
local schools as a tutor and role model as well as helping youth through Boy
and Girl Scouts of America.
Manuel, a Southside resident, currently holds a
3.98 GPA within his dual majors. He was the Department of Physics Summer
Research Grant recipient in 2016. With the grant, he researched the magnetic
and optical properties of graphene. He previously assisted in developing
software as a programmer for a UNF robotics group and took part in the 2013 and
2014 FIRST Robotics Competition.
UNF’s School of Computing is dedicated to the
promotion of an academically exciting and progressive intellectual climate,
characterized by a superior program of instruction, peer-recognized
scholarship, effective support services and productive professional community
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on
an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.