Dear Colleagues and CS Students, The Honors and Awards Committee invites nominations and applications for the following awards by *Monday, Feb 28.* Sushil K. Prasad Honors and Awards Committee Chair *1. **Outstanding Senior Award:* Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior. - Faculty members should nominate candidates to Professor King. *2. **Undergraduate Research Award:* Awarded to undergraduate students who have performed outstanding research. - Faculty advisers should nominate their students to me briefly describing the nature and significance of the research work (for 2009-10), and ask each nominee to email any additional material (poster, paper, evaluations, etc). *3. * *Outstanding Graduate Student Award:* Awarded to a senior graduate student with an outstanding overall record of research, teaching and/or service accomplishments. - Faculty advisers should nominate their students to me by submitting a nomination letter, nominee’s curriculum vitae, and any additional material (in one zip or scanned pdf file). *4. **Graduate Teaching Award:* Awarded to graduate students who have performed outstanding teaching and related activities. - Students should submit their teaching portfolios for course(s) taught in 2010 and any additional material to Professor Weeks. *5. **Graduate Research Award:* Awarded to graduate students who have performed outstanding research. - Faculty advisers should nominate their students to me by submitting the following: (i) a nomination letter briefly describing student's project during 2010-11, significance of results, awards, etc. (ii) indicate the amount of student's contribution for any co-authored paper, and (iii) the standing/ranking of each paper's publication outlet for the sub-area (such as among top two international conferences in bioinformatics). - Each nominee should email me, in one zip or scanned pdf file, the following and any additional information: (i) copies of published/accepted papers since Jan 2010, (ii) the review reports of each paper along with the numerical scores by attaching the verbatim email received from the program committee chair or editor, and (iii) the acceptance rate for each publication outlet, obtainable from program chair/editor, in the format "50 out of 350 submissions.