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Allen Tucker Receives SIGCSE Award

Story posted November 21, 2000

Dr. Allen B. Tucker, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, department of Computer Science, has been selected to receive the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.

The award recognizes Dr. Tucker’s long-standing work in the area of curriculum reform, as represented by his role as co-chair of the Curriculum ’91 Task Force, co-author of A Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science, co-leader of the breadth-first approach to teaching computer science, and co-founder of the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium.

Most of the work to which the award is credited was accomplished by Dr. Tucker during his tenure at Bowdoin.

In a letter announcing the award, Margaret M. Reek, SIGCSE Vice Chair, Rochester Institute of Technology, commended Dr. Tucker for his "positive impact on the way computer science is taught in a broad range of environments."

As the award’s recipient, Dr. Tucker will be the keynote speaker at the annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium, February 21 through February 25, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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