Stratom, Inc. Sponsors 2008 Domino Awards
Boulder, Colorado, April 21, 2008 –
Stratom, Inc. joined other leading area companies to sponsor the 2008 Domino Awards, which were presented April 14 at a banquette held at the Computer Science Education Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Domino Awards are presented annually to CU Computer Science students for essays honoring the impact of other computer scientists on the modern world.
Three students were the recipients of this year’s Domino Award: John T. French (Junior, Department of Computer Science) for Domino Theory: Tribute to Raymond Kurzweil, Kelly Anne K. Shuster (Senior, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) for Grace Hopper: Dominos Two-Fold, and Mark A. Versteeg Jr. (Senior, Department of Computer Science) for Daniel Bricklin: Not Just a Software Developer. Presenting the keynote speech at the banquette was Bill Coleman, CEO of Cassatt Corporation.
The Domino Award was created by entrepreneur Herb Morreale (BS 1991 CU Computer Science) and CU Computer Science Professor Clayton Lewis. The award is based on the Domino Theory, a framework that helps people see the world as a set of dominos. Sometimes the dominoes need to be set up and other times they’re waiting to be tipped over. One tip leads to the next, and before too long big things are happening, leading people to believe they can make a difference by taking one small step.
“Stratom’s support for this year’s award was greatly appreciated because it allowed us to expand the program and help more students. As Domino Theory suggests, one small thing can set off a large chain reaction, and Stratom’s financial support just might lead to one of these students going on to make a big impact on the world,” acknowledged Morreale.
“We’re very proud to sponsor this event,” stated Mark Gordon, President and CEO of Stratom. “Encouraging bright people to do smart things that have a positive effect on the world, be it large or small, is exactly what we want to do. We’re very proud to support this.”
Winners received a cash award and an all expenses paid trip to the Telluride Tech Festival, taking place August 1-3 in Telluride, CO. Other sponsors of this year’s award event were Applied Trust Engineering, Rally Software Development Corporation, and Tendril Networks, Inc.
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