John R. Pasta Outstanding Undergraduate Award
Professor Pasta came to Illinois as a physicist from Los Alamos and the Atomic Energy Commission. He became head of the department in 1964, which was the same year that the Digital Computer Laboratory reorganized as the Department of Computer Science. Two John R. Pasta Outstanding Undergraduate Awards were established by friends and colleagues upon his death in 1981. The awards are presented to the outstanding juniors in our undergraduate programs. Winner selections are based on academic merit.