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Christopher Goldsmith wins award for his 2011 summer internship work

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Christopher Goldsmith recently received an award for his poster at The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The poster presented work done during his 2011 summer internship during which he worked under Carter De Leo on evaluation of video summarization algorithms. More detail on his project can be found here. The ERN Conference is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). It is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. He received 2nd place in the Poster Presentations in the category of Computer Sciences and Information Systems and Computer Engineering. More information on the award can be found here.

Christopher also went on to receive an LSAMP-BD fellowship (fellowship info)  from the NSF which entails completion of a master's degree at CSULA in 2 years with fully paid tuition and a $30,000 yearly salary and application to PhD. programs in the fall of 2013 with the intentions of starting a program in the fall of 2014. Congratulations Christopher!