To receive Honors in Cognitive Science, graduating students must have a major GPA of 3.5 or higher. Graduating students will receive a major GPA calculation worksheet from the department in their last semester. The worksheet must be completed and submitted to the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies‘s in a timely manner for review and approval. Only courses directly applied to a student’s cognitive science major, including math and foreign language courses, are included in the major GPA calculation. If the major GPA requirement is met, departmental honors will appear in the student’s transcript and will be indicated in that year’s Commencement program.
Glushko Outstanding Undergraduate Cognitive Scientist Prize
Each year, faculty members nominate a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of:
- academic excellence
- sustained and outstanding involvement in research (typically involving two or more semesters devoted to a single project)
- significant contribution to the undergraduate environment of the JHU Cognitive Science Department (e.g., service to Omega Psi), including contributing to diversity and inclusiveness of the program in any respect
- involvement in increasing awareness of cognitive science at JHU and beyond
The award, established in 2022, includes a monetary prize. The student is also acknowledged in the Commencement program.
The prize is named after Robert J. Glushko, an information management scientist, entrepreneur, consultant, author, educator, and pioneer in the commercialization of XML. Dr. Glushko is an Adjunct Professor of information systems and Director of the Center for Document Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He spent 25 years in research and industry, and now balances his role at Deem, a platform for the business travel industry, with work at Berkeley.
Glushko Prize Recipients
|2023||Zihan Wang||Characterizing Complex Spatial Skills: Block Building in Children as An Exemplar Domain – JHED required|
|2022||Carol Lu and Shreya Wadhwa|
Excellence in Cognitive Science Award
Prior to creation of the Glushko Prize, the faculty would annually name a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishments in research for the Excellence in Cognitive Science Award.