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Call For Student Nominees: Max Goldstein Prize

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Each spring, ITS awards the Max Goldstein Prize to an NYU undergraduate student who has applied computing in a creative and practical way to improve the academic, cultural, or social life of the NYU community. The prize consists of a cash award of $500; nominations will be accepted from any member of the NYU community. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2009.

Please send nominations to Vincent Doogan, ITS Director of Student Technology Services, at vincent.doogan@nyu.edu. Include the student's full name, school and class year, your relationship to the nominee, and a description or example of the accomplishment(s) that qualify him or her for the prize.

Max Goldstein, for whom the prize is named, was the director of the Department of Energy computer center at New York University, the co-founder of the Department of Computer Science (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, FAS), and the first director of the Academic Computing Facility, a predecessor organization of ITS. An important figure in developing computing at the Los Alamos National Laboratory after World War II, Professor Goldstein felt that computing had profound implications for many disciplines and at many levels.