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Rachel Harsley is honored by NSBE with a Golden Torch award & wins an ACM-W fellowship

Rachel Harsley, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, was selected as the Golden Torch Award recipient for Graduate Student of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). NSBE is one of the largest student-run organizations in the United States with more than 30,000 members world-wide. The award is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and personal accomplishments and demonstrated leadership in engineering or other technical fields. Each year, through the Golden Torch Awards, NSBE honors individuals, companies, and institutions that have produced a consistent body of highly distinguished work, served as role models for others, and advanced opportunities for African Americans within their industry. The awards ceremony will take place this Spring in Kansas City, MO at the NSBE National Convention.

Additionally, Rachel was awarded an ACM-W fellowship to attend the ACM SIGCSE 2017 conference in Seattle, WA (March 2017). There, Rachel will present the paper "Interactions of Individual and Pair Programmers with an Intelligent Tutoring System for Computer Science" (Rachel Harsley, Davide Fossati, Barbara Di Eugenio and Nick Green).