Two student participants in the Blockchain Technology for a Secure Data and Communication Future Research Experience for Undergraduate program, Edgar Navarro and Kyle Standing, and their faculty advisors, Dr. Gaby Dagher and Dr. Tim Andersen, have received the Best Paper Award at the Cognitive Machine Intelligence Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in the beginning of November. The research paper titled “Ensuring Trustworthy Neural Network Training via Blockchain,” introduced an innovative blockchain-driven approach aimed at verifying the reliability of trained neural network models. It is uncommon for an undergraduate research project to secure the prestigious Best Paper Award at a conference. This achievement stands as a testament to the high quality of the students, mentors, and the overall Blockchain REU program at Boise State. Congratulations to Edgar, Kyle, Dr. Dagher, and Dr. Andersen.