WFU receives Pioneer Award at computing conference

Wake Forest University recently received the Pioneer Award at the Fourth Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing at Seton Hall University.

The Pioneer Award recognizes Wake Forest’s comprehensive technology initiative launched in 1996, which led to students, faculty and staff being provided with laptop computers. Students receive the laptops as freshmen. As juniors, the students receive an upgraded computer, which they keep upon graduation.

The award also recognizes Wake Forest for providing “counsel and discussion” to other colleges and universities-nationally and internationally-that are working toward developing their own technology programs.

Wake Forest has won extensive attention in national and international news media for its technology initiative. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine consistently ranks Wake Forest as one of the nation’s “most wired” universities.

Last fall, Wake Forest was named the winner of the 2000 Educause Award for Excellence in Campus Networking. The award honors strategic, integrated and innovative use of networked technologies to serve campus communities.

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