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September 23, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU computer science major scores $1,000 scholarship

Daniel Miller, a Slippery Rock University computer science major from Oil City, has been named the recipient of the $1,000 Upsilon Pi Epsilon, honor society for computer and information, scholarship.

The honorary was founded in 1967 at Texas A&M and has chapters at more than 250 colleges and universities around the world.

Miller assisted fellow students and computer science faculty in writing an internal grant that secured $10,000 earlier this year. He currently serves as an undergraduate researcher in the department.

“In the spring of 2013, he was first author on a student paper ‘­Expanding Concepts of Navigation in Abstract Spaces’ published and presented at the PACISE 2013 state conference and is currently assisting with another conference submission as well as a National Science Foundation grant proposal for the upcoming academic year,” said Deborah Whitfield, SRU computer science professor.

Other recipients in the same category were students at the University of Notre Dame, Lafayette College, DePaul University, the University of North Florida, Czech Technical University in Prague South Dakota State University, Washington University, West Virginia University, Southern Polytechnic State University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.