Camp receives distinguished alumni award from alma mater

Tracy Camp, right, with MSU Computer Science Professor Laura Dillon Tracy Camp, professor and head of the Computer Science Department at Colorado School of Mines, was honored with the 2018 Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award from the Michigan State University College of Engineering.

Camp was one of eight engineering alumni honored at the 2018 Alumni Awards Banquet on May 5 in East Lansing, Michigan. The annual ceremony recognizes alumni whose significant accomplishments reflect positively on MSU and the College of Engineering.

Established in 2004, the Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has distinguished him or herself as a leader in the computer science and engineering profession through professional contributions, public service and personal accomplishments. 

Camp, who joined Mines in 1998, received a master’s degree in computer science from MSU in 1989. She is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and was one of 15 experts on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee that released a report in late 2017 urging action to address the current surge in undergraduate computer science enrollments. She earned her PhD in computer science from The College of William & Mary. 

Other engineering alumni honored at the May 5 ceremony included:

  • Jianchang “JC” Mao, corporate vice president of artificial intelligence and research, Microsoft
  • Mitzi M. Montoya, Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business at Oregon State University
  • Brad Borgman, vice president of engineering, TWT Group
  • Prabhat Shukla, founder of Fluorotherm Polymers Inc.
  • James Susan, president of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber (FTCH)
  • Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer, Honeywell 
  • Lisa Sparrow, president and chief executive officer, Utilities, Inc.

Photo credit: MSU Computer Science Professor Laura Dillon congratulates Tracy Camp for receiving the Michigan State University Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in East Lansing on May 5. (Courtesy of Michigan State University)

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