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Help Create the Calvin Lin Turing Scholars Endowment

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
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Project ended on December 31, at 11:55 PM CST
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We’re 76% of the way towards our $50,000 Stretch Goal

December 16, 2016

Thank you again for showing your support of the Calvin Lin Turing Scholars Endowment. With your help, we were able to reach our initial goal of $25,000 and are well on our way to reaching our $50,000 stretch goal. We ask that if you have not done so already, to please share this campaign with your colleagues, friends and family by December 31. Gifts can be made to this campaign before the New Year and every gift will count towards supporting the next generation of talented computer scientists.

Thank you again for your support of Turing Scholars and Happy Holidays!

Bruce Porter & Lorenzo Alvisi

Thank you for your support!

November 11, 2016

Thank you so much for everyone’s support for both our talented Turing Scholars and for honoring the hard work and dedication of Dr. Calvin Lin. With your help, we have already reached 76% of our initial goal of $25,000. We’re deeply grateful for the support of our alumni, friends, colleagues and families. Your donations will play an important part in ensuring that the next generation of UT computer scientists receive a truly world-class education. If you haven’t already, please share this campaign with your colleagues, friends and family. Every dollar makes an important difference to our students!

Thank you all again!

Bruce & Lorenzo

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Programmer Level

The current class of freshmen Turing Scholars has 56 students, 80% of whom are Texans.15 of these students are women.


Turing Test Level

The median SAT Score for admitted Turing Scholar students is a 1560 out of 1600. The median SAT Quant score--800 out of 800.


Turing Machine Level

Over the years, the Turing Scholars Program has matriculated students from 21 states and five foreign countries.


The Bombe Level

The percentage of Turing Scholars students who graduate with the thesis is steadily growing. Almost all that have gone on to graduate school for a PhD attend top 10 departments.


Enigma Level

After graduation, some Turing Scholar students stay in Austin, but a large number head to Seattle, the Bay Area, and the East Coast. The program is now 15 years old and is about to accept its 16th class of students.

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