Research Award Honorable Mention for USM

David Gagne, a student in the computer science program, mentored by USM Professor Clare Bates Congdon, was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. He was one of 47 undergraduate students to be granted an Honorable Mention in North America. The CRA is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies. Gagne has also been funded through Congdon's National Science Foundation CAREER grant and National Institutes of Health COBRE collaboration, and via USM’s Maine Economic Improvement Funds (MEIF). Gagne is also the recipient of a USM Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grant, which is currently funding his bioinformatics research.

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