Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
BOOM at Duffield Hall


Sponsor's Awards

Each sponsor will give one award based on broad criteria including novelty, execution, quality of engineering, performance, difficulty, social benefits, presentation, and usefulness. Each sponsor award will include a commemorative trophy and $750.

Faculty Choice Award

The Faculty Choice Award is judged by CIS and CoE faculty and focuses on the computing aspect of a project. Criteria may include novelty, elegance, simplicity, and appropriateness of algorithms and overall software engineering. The selected project (or projects) will receive a commemorative trophy and $750.

Statistics Award

The Statistics Award is judged by faculty in SDS for projects focusing on statistical science and data analytics. The selected project will receive a commemorative trophy and $750.

Legacy Teams Award

The Legacy Teams Award is designed to recognize projects that have a sustained legacy at Cornell. It is judged by select faculty and BOOM organizers. The selected team will receive a commemorative trophy and $750.

Awards Policies

  • Award recipients will be selected during BOOM. 
  • The commemorative trophy will be presented to those team members present at the time of announcement. 
  • Monetary awards will be issued in the form of checks made out to the individual team members listed on the project submission.
    • Recipients will be contacted by email in the days following BOOM.
    • Monetary awards are subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
    • Alternate arrangements can be made if all listed recipients agree in writing.

Award Recipients Archive

Check our previous BOOM Award recipients!