Computer science teachers and the students they inspire are the force behind the innovations in and exponential growth of the CS field. CSTA is proud to recognize CS educators through the CS Teaching Excellence Award and students through the CSTA/ACM Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing. Through the work of the CSTA Awards Committee and volunteer reviewers, CSTA has awarded over 150 teachers and students since 2015. 

CS Teaching Excellence Award

The CS Teaching Excellence Award is made possible by the support of Infosys Foundation USA. This award is for educators who excel at inspiring students to study CS and engaging with underrepresented students. For the 2022–23 year, CSTA honored 15 CS educators nationally and 27 educators regionally.

Who Can Apply: CS Teachers

CSTA/ACM Cutler-Bell Prize

The CSTA/ACM Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing is available through a $1 million endowment established by David Cutler and Gordon Bell. This award recognizes exceptional students who plan to continue their CS education after high school. 

Who Can Apply: High School Seniors