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CS Junior Wins First Prize at ACM Student Research Contest (SIGCSE 2019)

Congratulations to CS junior Sarah Almeda, who won first prize in the Undergraduate category at the ACM Student Research Competition at the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium last week!

Sarah presented her research on developing a translation and teaching tool for American Sign Language (ASL) using the LeapMotion Controller.  Her project was titled “Accessible Sign Language Recognition with the Leap Motion Controller” and she was mentored by Dr. Andrea Salgian during the Fall 2018 semester.  Sarah also received the Phi Kappa Phi Student-Faculty Research Award for her project last fall.

Sarah’s submission to the ACM Student Research Competition was one of 19 graduate and undergraduate submissions selected to be presented at the conference. After the poster presentation, the top three presenters qualified for the oral presentation, where she placed first. 

Congratulations again to Sarah!