Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Computer Scientist Maja Mataric Receives Presidential Mentoring Award

February 10th, 2011 / in awards / by Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The President welcomes the Viterbi School's Maja J. Matarić to the White House. [Official White House photo by Pete Souza]

Professor Maja J. Matarić, a computer scientist at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, has been awarded the the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Professor Mataric was recognized for her outstanding efforts in mentoring at all levels — K-12 students, students at USC, and young faculty colleagues. It is exciting to see mentoring acknowledged and rewarded at this level!

Congratulations Maja! Read the White House announcement here.

Computer Scientist Maja Mataric Receives Presidential Mentoring Award