Professor Guy Receives the Bowers Faculty Teaching Award

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May 10, 2018

Assistant Professor Stephen Guy has been selected as a recipient of the Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award. This honor recognizes outstanding professors who have demonstrated exceptional interest and commitment to the teaching of students in the College of Science and Engineering.

Guy has been integral in improving the inclusivity of our department and broadening participation in computer science. He has supported and mentored several undergraduates through the Presidential Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program (PDFMP), the University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and through his lab’s funding.  The majority of these students have come from underrepresented groups.

Guy’s work in mentoring and teaching-based outreach extends well beyond our own students and into our local community. Last summer, he led a weeklong “introduction to coding camp” targeted at minority high-school students, guest lectured at local middle schools, and has been on the advisory board of Glitch, a non-profit that provides resources and training aimed at broadening participation in the local game development community. In addition, Guy has been a mentor for national diversity-oriented Computer Science mentoring programing such as the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) and the Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) program. Through these programs he has hosted and mentored several undergraduate students from intuitions across the country as summer researchers.

Please join the Department in extending our congratulations to Professor Guy on receiving the Charles E. Bowers Award and continuously demonstrating his commitment to our students’ education by tackling challenging curriculum tasks within the department and continuing to be an engaging and successful classroom instructor.

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