Applications for IT innovation prize due May 18

Applications have opened for the 2007 University of California Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology, an annual program that highlights best practices in IT in the entire university.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. May 18. Other details are available in the program announcement.

As UC Riverside's associate vice chancellor for computing and communications, Sautter led the Riverside campus in technological innovation. He died in 1999, and the UC Information Technology Leadership Council started the award in his memory to encourage and recognize innovators in the deployment of information technology for conducting the university's business.

The Sautter Award Program generally presents up to two golden and two silver awards each year--golden awards for best IT practices in business processes and services, or innovation and entrepreneurship in information technology; and silver awards for achievement in university computing.

The program honors projects developed by faculty and staff in any department at any of the 10 UC campuses, the UC Office of the President, and the three UC-managed national laboratories.

Previous winners include last year's golden awards to UC Riverside and UC Irvine, and silver awards to the UC Office of the President, UC Los Angeles and UC San Diego. UC Davis most recently won a golden award in 2005 for its Vulnerability Scanning and Remediation System.