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Eugene L. Lawler Award
Author: Big Fat Prize
Category: Invention > Others
Date: 11/30/2010 10:00
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Location: United States, Online, Online
Address: Los Angeles Convention Center
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3 place: USD
2 place: USD
1 place: 5,000 USD

Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics

This award is to recognize an individual or a group who have made a significant contribution through the use of computing technology. It will be given once every two years, assuming that there are worthy recipients. The award amount is $5,000 plus travel expenses to the Awards banquet.

The award is intentionally defined broadly. The professional credentials of the recipient(s) are not important. The recipient(s) need never to have earned a degree or published a paper, or even be considered to be a computer professional. The emphasis of the Award Committee will be on the significance of the contribution itself, within the prescribed areas of technology for humanitarian contributions in the field of computing.

Some examples of the types of contributions that this award is created to recognize are: application of computer technology to aid the disabled; making an educational contribution using computers or Computer Science in inner city schools; creative research concerning intellectual property issues; expansion of educational opportunities in Computer Science for women and underrepresented minorities; application of computers or computing techniques to problems of developing countries.

Nominations Content

Nominations for the 2010 Awards should be submitted electronically to the respective chairs listed below or to the ACM Awards Committee Liaison, Rosemary McGuinness (

As a general rule, each nomination submitted should consist of at least the following items:

  1. Name, address, and phone number of person making the nomination.
  2. Name and address of candidate for whom an award is recommended.
  3. A statement (between 200 and 500 words long) as to why the candidate deserves the particular award.
  4. Supporting letters from a minimum of two endorsers.
  5. For the Turing Award a minimum of three endorsement letters should be provided. Successful Turing Award nominations usually include substantive letters of support from a group of prominent individuals broadly representative of the candidate's field.
  6. For the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, a CV and listing of the candidate's Ph.D. students and their current positions are requested. It would be helpful to include the candidate's CV for all other award nominations.

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