The Department of Computer Science has the best students on campus. This monthly recognition aims to highlight CS students and the positive impact on their peers. Students are nominated by their peers.
Jiaxi Huang nominated Kevin for recognition because "[Kevin is a] GOATED TA, very helpful at helping students, I want him in 352."
Param Patel nominated Kevin for recognition because "[Kevin is] very helpful at debugging, Helps me with hard 252 concepts!"
Karissa Gold nominated Katelyn for recognition because "Katelyn is an amazing TA who goes above and beyond to assist students. Her way of explaining concepts is great and her feedback on code is always detailed and helpful. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their TA!"
Okhirjon Vokhidov nominated Hidoyat for recognition because "He helped me with the exam questions, and it was very useful. I learned much more information during the out-of class meetings, and I think he is the one who has to be displayed in the social media."
CSC 252 TA Team
Victoria Santos nominated the CSC 252 TA Team for recognition because "Every single TA for this class is just amazing. As a TA myself, I know how much effort it can take, and all of them have gone above and beyond all semester to help us out. They offer so many office hours, never fail to answer questions online, and are willing to go overtime to help fix a bug or teach a tricky concept. It’s also clear how passionate they are about CS, which I find to be exciting and inspiring in my own pursuit of the major. From myself and on behalf of many students I’ve talked to with the same sentiments, thank you so much, y’all rock :D".
Rey Sanayei nominated the Vatsav Team for recognition because "Vatsav is a true gem of a friend. Not only is he brilliant and hardworking, but he is always there to help others in any way he can. He is a true genius, and his dedication to everything he does is truly admirable. Vatsav is the kind of person who is always willing to go the extra mile to help out a friend in need, and his kindness and generosity never go unnoticed."
Duke Speed nominated the Ethan or recognition because "Ethan has always been very helpful towards me, and exceptionally knowledgeable about heavier computing topics. He's also very good at helping people debug their code at a base level, enabling them to complete their projects faster and more effectively than they would have been able to without him. Just an overall welcoming and intelligent person that I am glad to have known."
Tokhirjon Vokhidov nominated the Khojiakbar or recognition because "I asked the questions where I got very simplified answers that are understandable even for the public audience, I really liked the way of his explanation. Moreover, his approach is with respect, and kindness. I hope that people like him will increase, and will contribute to the University of Arizona."
Rebekah Julicher nominated Winston for recognition because "Winston is incredibly supportive of classmates, and he's greatly assisted me and others in general understanding of difficult topics both covered in classes and otherwise, especially those in more math-related subjects."
Caroline Schwengler nominated Kari for recognition because "She is my TA for CSC110 and helped me so much in class, explained many concepts to me, and always helped make the classroom environment fun and engaging."
Arin Khatua nominated Rey for recognition because "Rey is always willing to discuss and help me understand a problem, and he was fun to work with as a CSC 210 UGTA. He is patient and hardworking and definitely deserves a lot of success."
Arin Khatua nominated Rhys for recognition because "Rhys shared his experience in previous CSC and MATH classes which helped me decide what classes to enroll in. He is really hardworking and he inspires me to be consistent and diligent."
John Imanishimwe nominated Jeziel for recognition because "[Jeziel] helped me a lot during the CS office hours even though he was not on schedule. I was struggling to understand the indexation of my code and why my code was giving me an out of range index error...taught me through visual representation on a whiteboard to better help explain my code and why it wasn't working. I really appreciate what him and all the TA's do in helping us."
Tuan Ngo Nguyen
Kapilan Balagopalan nominated Tuan for recognition because "[Tuan] introduced me to the football playing groups and badminton club."
Raul Davila nominated Jacob for recognition because "Jacob was extremely helpful and kind!."
Avram Parra nominated Rafael for recognition because "[Avram] has always helped me and others basically in school and super complex stuff like automata theory, I can 100% say he has always been clutch since high school."
Tom John Giallanza
Adam Fehse nominated Tom for recognition because "Tom is always willing to help, sit down and discuss problems, and epitomizes the idea that teamwork makes the dreamwork."
Kapilan Balagopalan nominated Yao for recognition because "[Yao helped] me on getting an office desktop, credit card and sometimes help to understand the research concepts."
Cai Gutman nominated Miguel for recognition because "[Miguel] has helped me understand challenging programming topics. He is very patient and understanding with students he helps. His enthusiasm is contagious!"
Cole Freddman nominated Aidan for recognition because "[Aidan] helped me figure out minors."
Alyssa Yanez nominated Nate for recognition because "[Nate} works really hard and is very humble. Nate has so much potential!"
Julia Ryan nominated Elaina for recognition because "Elaina has consistently been amazingly helpful and intelligent in everything she does, or what you may need from her. She's patient and always willing to help and make sure that you can actually grasp the concept; she really does care about the content as well as whoever she may be assisting. She never ceases to amaze me...my gratitude is absolutely through the roof for her."
Jessica Hernandez nominated Zhachary for recognition for "... receiving an offer for a full-time position with American Express as a Software Engineer starting August! Zach has worked so hard and has been involved with clubs on campus such as SHPE. He also interned as a software engineer this past summer with a company named Doma!"
Nimet (Beyza) Bozdag nominated Caroline for recognition because "Caroline is a very positive, helpful and approachable person! She is a great Course Coordinator who is always there to answer both the students and the TAs questions. Apart from that, she is also really passionate about CS and will help you figure things out about your interests with thought out responses."
Davlat Urolov nominated Kapua for recognition because "Kapua is such an excellent peer, always eager to help and share thoughts on different questions"
Davlat Urolov nominated Nicholas for recognition because "[Nicholas is] always helpful, especially when it comes to question regarding hardware of Apple products."
Luke Hankins nominated Connie for recognition because "Connie's calm, confident approach to C.S. curriculum and university studies in general challenged me to find the same in myself....she became a role model I could follow and have found my expectations for myself, my ambitions and my work ethic grow with each new semester. My college experience and education would not be the same without Connie."
Liam Frazier nominated Khojiakbar for recognition because " [Khojiakbar] has helped me understand a lot of concepts throughout the course, and was the most active TA that I interacted with."
Hoang Van nominated Connor for recognition because "During my comprehensive preparation, [Connor] helped me with the tips and process of how I should form the proposal. In particular, he suggested me to discuss (early) the idea with my advisor and keep them as open, constructing, and productive as possible. At the end, everything works out well for me and I am thankful for his help and support."
Germán Perez Arispuro
Matthew Ricci nominated Germán for recognition "For always showing up to the zoom lecture and answering questions with me so I'm not the only TA in there."
Tugay Bilgis nominated Cumhur for recognition because [Cumhur] is just very awesome and although he's a freshman, he works so hard to learn more and more, I sometimes go to him first if I have a question."
Tyler Windemuth nominated Jacob for recognition because "[Jacob] is Smart, a good TA. Knows what they are talking about and kind."
Maria Barrios nominated Amy for recognition because "[Amy] helps me understand concepts that otherwise I would be lost in. She takes the time and explains in detail what I'm doing wrong and how to better approach the problem."
Nimet Beyza Bozdag
Dustin Callahan (Twice!!)