Senior Stephen Wilhelm and sophomore Stephanie Below are this year's recipients of the Reno Prizes in Computing.
The Reno Prizes are awarded in memory of Dr. Martin Reno. Dr. Reno came to Heidelberg in 1966 as a faculty member in the Physics department. On campus, Dr. Reno wore many hats, including faculty liaison to Athletic department, Chairman of both the Physics and Computer Science departments, and Associate Vice President for Information Resources.
Wilhelm, from Fremont, Ohio, was awarded the Martin A. Reno Senior Scholar Prize. This prize is given to a senior who has maintained a 3.5 GPA and who, in the judgment of the departmental faculty, demonstrates strong work ethic and the qualities of character, leadership, and integrity. He will receive the B.S. in Computer Science in May (2014).
Below, who hails from from Arcadia, Ohio, received the Martin A. Reno Emerging Scholar Prize. This prize is awarded to a sophomore who, in the judgment of the departmental faculty, demonstrates strong personal character and outstanding ability in the field.
Dr. Reno's wife Carol was on hand to congratulate the pair for their achievements at the 2014 Student Awards Celebration on Friday, April 25, 2014.
2014 Reno Prizes awarded at Student Awards Ceremony
From left: Stephen Wilhelm, Mrs. Reno, Prof. Huenemann, and Stephanie Below