Hislop Recipient of the Nancy Mead Award
By Jen Potter
Dr. Gregory Hislop, professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, is the recipient of the Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education.
The award was presented at the 2023 Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), 7-9 August in Tokyo, Japan. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to software engineering education and training, as well as software engineering professionalism.
"Greg has made tremendous contributions to software engineering education and has undoubtedly helped many other faculty and students with his work on software engineering curricula and the associated educational materials," said Mead, the award’s namesake and a Fellow at the Software Engineering Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. “He didn't shrink from the work involved in establishing new degree programs at Drexel, applying for grants to support software engineering education, and many other worthy related activities."
Hislop has been a member of the software engineering education community for over 25 years. He has served as the IEEE-CS representative to the review and revision committee for the ACM/IEEE-CS Curriculum Model for Software Engineering (SE2014), and the IEEE-CS representative in the first MSSE Curriculum Model project (GSwE2009). For many years he was an active member of the Working Group on Software Engineering Education and Training and the Committee for the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training.
Hislop is currently engaged in exploring and promoting the educational value of student participation in the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) project. These efforts focus on the value of open source for software engineering education, and the value of engaging students with computing for social good.