The Catherine Cowan Aust Award, established in 2006 in honor of the founding dean of the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, recognizes the best all around performance of a graduating student in CIMS. Awarded annually, the recipient is honored with a certificate, plaque and cash award. In addition, the student's name will be placed on a perpetual plaque displayed in the CIMS office.
Candidates for the award will have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in all their CIMS courses and a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. They must be scheduled to graduate within the calendar year and be nominated by a faculty member.
The Aust Award is presented during the CIMS student award ceremony in the spring of each academic year.