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Campus Named 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

March 20, 2013

International Data Group’s (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program has named UC Merced as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. UC Merced received the award for its Mobile App Challenge, which launched in 2011 to create an exceptional learning and professional growth experience for students.

Among the 2013 Laureates also in the Innovation category are Cisco, HP and the World Wide Web Consortium.

Career Services Director Brian O'Bruba says the award is an honor to receive.

“Student success is the paramount objective of the Mobile App Challenge,” O’Bruba said. ”The project embraces progressive strategies designed to retain high-risk students and prepare them for future careers, and it has the potential to become a national model for change.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented June 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

View the full announcement of 2013 Laureates.