Engineering receives NSF funds for nearly $600,000 in scholarships

Published: Jul 12, 2010 3:00:00 PM
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Sanjeev Baskiyar

Sanjeev Baskiyar, associate professor in Auburn University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, recently received nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation. The funds will be used to award more than 55 scholarships over four years to outstanding undergraduate students studying computer science and software engineering and graduate students studying computer systems and embedded computing.

Baskiyar’s team includes department chair Kai Chang and faculty member Cheryl Seals, who are co-principal investigators on the project, as well as Sean Forbes, faculty member in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology.

“We are honored to receive this sizeable award, particularly because the competition was so intense,” says Baskiyar, who is the principal investigator on the project. “These funds will help to provide a better learning environment and an opportunity for the department to recruit the best and brightest students worthy of these scholarships.”   

Baskiyar’s proposal is entitled, “Educating Talented Scholars in Computer Science and Software Engineering.” For more information on the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering visit here.

Contributed by Katie Mullinax