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Corner and Stillings Named 2010 Domino Award Recipients


April 2010

Students Katherine Corner and Douglas Stillings were recently named recipients of the 2010 Domino Award. The Domino Award is given annually to Computer Science students for an outstanding essay honoring the impact that other computer scientists have made on modern society. Essays were judged for their ability to clearly communicate how the honoree's work set in motion a "series of dominos" that changed the world. The award is based on Domino Theory:

... a framework that helps people understand that no matter how large or small your hopes and dreams are, you can meet them by seeing the world around you as a set of dominos. Sometimes the dominos need to be "set up", other times the dominos are just waiting to be tipped over. Either way, one tip leads to the next, and before long something big is happening. No longer will you be saying to yourself, "Oh, I just can't make a difference so why try." All it takes is one small strategic action to Set Big Things In Motion!

The Domino Award was created by serial entrepreneur and CU Computer Science alumnus Herb Morreale (BS 1991) and Computer Science Professor Clayton Lewis. Winners receive a $500 cash award.

Corner's essay recognized Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse, while Stillings' reviewed the career of Ed Roberts, known as the "father of the personal computer".

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