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Daniel Gregory Toole
Daniel Gregory Toole

The Danny Toole Memorial Turing Scholarship Fund is used to recruit and support Turing Scholar computer science students. Learn more about Turing Scholars .

Danny Toole was in the Vanguard program for gifted and talented students at Herod Elementary School in Houston, and was also in the SPIRAL program in Spring Branch ISD. As a young boy, Danny showed keen mechanical and logical abilities, which he demonstrated with Lego Robotics, K'Nex, and other building sets. He built and programmed his own Lego Robotics robots, and designed and built his first computer from parts he bought at Fry's at age 13. He attended Cornerstone Academy and Memorial High. 

He had planned to become a software entrepreneur and pursued that goal through participation in Turing Scholars, an elite honors program for University of Texas computer science students. In the summer of 2007, he was employed as a software engineering intern at BorgSolutions, Inc. in Austin, Texas. Danny was also interested in politics, philosophy, music and the human condition. He loved bicycling and took part in many bicycle rallies. 

Daniel Gregory Toole, 20, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic accident Sunday, October 21, 2007. Danny is survived by his parents, Shaun and Nan Toole; as well as his brother, Eric Toole.

The Danny Toole Memorial Turing Scholarship is commemorated with a plaque in the Computer Science department. Each year, a Turing Scholar student recipient's name will be added to the plaque.

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