Laura Huber Memorial Award for Women in Video Gaming

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Floria Gu

A $10,000 award has been made available annually through a gift from Electronic Arts, in memory of Laura Huber (1967-2015), for a third or fourth-year female student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the Department of Computer Science. The recipient will have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, an interest in pursuing a career in the gaming industry, and have shown excellence in video game programming through a course or their portfolio. Laura (ne Pool) grew up in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania and attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She moved to San Francisco, California after graduation to pursue a career as a graphic designer. Laura served as an art director and designer for Game Developer and Gamasutra. In 2000, she married Jeff Huber, a member of Electronic Arts Board of Directors. This award was established in recognition of Lauras desire to encourage women entering the gaming industry. This academic award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science.