Award of Excellence

C-STEM Award of Excellence recognizes high-school students for their demonstrated excellent performance on computing and its applications in STEM subjects. An award recipient shall be motivated and shows exceptional promise for pursuing post-secondary study in computing or computing-related STEM fields. An award recipient not only excels, but also helps others actively participate in computing and computing-related activities in STEM fields.

  • Nominees must be high-school students from a school with C-STEM annual subscription.
  • Nominees must be actively participating in the UC Davis C-STEM program.
  • Nominees have not received this award in the past.
Selection Criteria
  • Recipient must demonstrate excellent aptitude and interest in computing and its applications in STEM fields.
  • Recipient should have leadership ability.
  • Recipient should have good academic record, typically a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Recipient should have post-secondary education plans in computing or computing-related STEM fields.

Applications are due by March 31 each yearThe application is available for download as a PDF.

NEW! Teachers may nominate their students for these awards through our website!  This feature automatically sends the student you nominate an email notification with a link to the application and with the attached Teacher Recommendation Form.  Please log into our registered users subsite and visit the “C-STEM Student Award Nomination” page to nominate a student.   Please note: This nomination form is a tool to motivate your students to apply;  It is not a substitute for a student application.


For more information, please contact us:
Phone: (530) 752-9082
Email: awards(AT)c-stem(DOT)ucdavis(DOT)edu