Awards & Contests
The DOE CSGF program hosts contests and awards for fellows, alumni and those outside of the program that support computational science education. The contests promote the communication of science to a broad audience.
The Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science award was established to honor the late Frederick Anthony Howes who managed the Department of Energy's Applied Mathematical Sciences Program during the 1990s. Dr. Howes was highly respected and admired for his energy, dedication and personal integrity. This award honors outstanding leadership, character and technical achievements by a recent alum.
The UCES Award program was created to promote and enhance undergraduate education in computational engineering and science (CES). The program encourages development of innovative educational resources and programs, recognizes the achievements of CES undergraduate educators, and serves to disseminate educational material and ideas to the broad scientific and engineering undergraduate community.
Expanded in 2012 to include blog and essay entries, the annual DOE CSGF Communicate Your Science & Engineering Contest encourages improved communication between scientists and non-expert audiences regarding the value of computational science and engineering to society. The competition is open to all fellows and alumni, excluding previous winners of this and the former Essay Contest competition.
All first-, second- and third-year fellows compete in a poster contest as part of the DOE CSGF Annual Program Review each summer. Alumni and friends of the program serve as judges, and cash prizes are awarded for winning entries.