Minnick Receives Cutler-Bell Prize


Brian Minnick, a senior at Loudoun Valley High School and the Academies of Loudoun, has received the prestigious Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing. This honor is given annually to a maximum of four students nationwide.


Minnick attends the Academies of Loudoun as part of the Academy of Engineering and Technology program.


Minnick’s winning project is “Controlling a Fully 3D Printed 3D Printer Without Microprocessors.” Minnick has created a self-replicating printer as a stepping-stone toward a self-replicating spacecraft.


Award winners are selected by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Judges for the Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing look for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality and a desire to further computer science as a discipline.  Each Cutler-Bell Prize winner receives a $10,000 cash prize.


This award is financially supported by a $1 million endowment from the Gordon Bell and David Cutler Endowment Fund.





Published March 25, 2021