Computer Science Major Wins National Honor

Computer Science major Sam Snodgrass won the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship Award for 2011. This is the second year in a row that an Ursinus student has won an award from the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines

Snodgrass, a senior, was selected for the national award on the basis of his academic record, extracurricular activities and recommendation. Each summer the Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon evaluates a large number of scholarship applications from students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All scholarship applicants are required to complete a comprehensive application form including a statement on their long-term plans for the profession, a summary of their contributions to their respective UPE chapters and related student activities at their university. Applicants are also required to submit all college-level transcripts and a recommendation from the UPE faculty adviser.

This is the second recent honor for Snodgrass, from Taylor, Pa. The 6th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices recently accepted a proposal by Snodgrass of Taylor, Pa., and his faculty mentor April Kontostathis, as a result of a Summer Fellows project, “Building a 3D Frame in Multiple Environments.”