Washington and Lee's Sara Sprenkle, associate professor of computer science, is one of 60 people profiled to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Directorates from across the National Science Foundation were asked to nominate former GRFP recipients who best reflect the diversity and rich history of the program. Nominations ranged from junior high school teachers to Nobel laureates. The final 60 profiles were selected based on a range of criteria, including gender, race/ethnicity, field of study, geographic location of graduate institutions and current place of employment.
Sprenkle focuses her research on improving automated techniques to verify the correctness of Web applications. "While I enjoy my research and advancements I have made in the field," said Sprenkle, "the most important broader impact is how undergraduate students can be involved in my research."