Each year, the Maple Founder’s Award is given to an outstanding Drexel College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) student who shows potential for teaching or advanced work in computational or computer science. The recipient of the 2021 award is MJ Rinehart (BS/MS Computer Science, '21), who will receive a cash prize and a one-year subscription to Maple by Maplesoft.
Asked about his post-graduation plans, Rinehart said “Immediately after graduating Drexel, I started a full-time position as a software developer at Susquehanna International Group, LLP. Alongside that, I’m continuing my Senior Design project, Dulcimer Live, and pursuing my love for the cello.”
The annual award is made possible by the generosity of Maplesoft, the company behind the Maple computer algebra system. The Maple Founder’s Award builds on Drexel's strengths in symbolic computation, use of computer algebra systems in education, and the long relationship between Drexel and Maplesoft. View all previous Maple Founder’s Award winners among our list of Department of Computer Science Awards.