Sponsor's Awards

Each sponsor will give one award based on broad criteria including novelty, execution, quality of engineering, performance, difficulty, social benefits, presentation, and usefulness. Each sponsor award will include a commemorative trophy and $750.

Faculty Choice Award

The Faculty Choice Award is judged by CIS and CoE faculty and focuses on the computing aspect of a project. Criteria may include novelty, elegance, simplicity, and appropriateness of algorithms and overall software engineering. The selected project will receive a commemorative trophy and $750.

Legacy Team Award

The Legacy Teams Award is a separate category designed to recognize projects that have a sustained legacy at Cornell. It is judged by select faculty and BOOM organizers. The selected team will receive a commemorative trophy and $750.

Awards Policies

  • Award recipients will be selected during BOOM. 
  • The commemorative trophy will be presented to those team members present at the time of announcement. 
  • Monetary awards will be issued in the form of checks made out to the individual team members listed on the project submission.
    • Recipients will be contacted by email in the days following BOOM.
    • Monetary awards are subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
    • Alternate arrangements can be made if all listed recipients agree in writing.

Award Recipients Archive

Check our previous BOOM Award recipients!