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2020 Honors & Awards Ceremony

Welcome to the 2020 Honors & Awards Ceremony page. We’re happy that we could find a way to recognize awardees in these weird times. Awardees will be listed under their award category. Our faculty have recorded a video to announce the winners and give a small description of the award. Congrats to all of our winners!

Outstanding Research and Leadership Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Research and Leadership Award is to recognize students for their research contributions within the department.

Outstanding Researcher and Leader
Travis Jones


Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

The Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards are given to students who excel in academics among others in their graduating class. It is to reward them for their hardwork and efforts in their classes.

Outstanding Senior
Christina Yang

Outstanding Juniors
Matthew Hozdic
Jacob Paugh
Megan McMahon
Andrew Yates
Brigid Hayes
Andrew Grassi
Michael Groman
Nick Carcione

Outstanding Sophmores
Robert Scites
Zhengcan Wang
Connor Trout


Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards

The Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards are given to students who excel in academics among others in their graduating class. It is to reward them for their hardwork and efforts in their classes.

Outstanding Senior
Jacob Beardslee

Outstanding Junior
James Midkiff

Outstanding Sophmores
Shubhank Gyawali
Ben Bachmann
Patrick Brandt


Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Senior Award

The Outstanding Senior in Aerospace Engineering is presented to an aerospace engineering student who has not only excelled academically, but has also demonstrated a great deal of leadership and community involvement.

Outstanding Senior
Rachita Puri


Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award

Each year this award is presented to a senior mechanical engineering student in memory of Rob Wolf, a 1997 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It was created to recognize students who excel academically while taking an active role in department, college, university or community organizations. The award is sponsored annually by the Wolf family.

In order to be considered for the award, students must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative point-hour ratio and meet at least two of the following criteria: be active in a professional or honorary society; have demonstrated leadership in a campus activity or done community service; have participated in campus-wide activities; and have worked during academic year to defray costs.

Each year a committee is formed to select two finalists and one awardee.

Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award Finalists
Becca Weiss
Harrison Kearby

Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award Winner
Haelie Egbert


Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Associate Award

These awards are intended to recognize exceptional teaching provided by a graduate teaching associate and undergraduate teaching associate in mechanical or aerospace engineering.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associates
Arun Ramanathan
Mithun Goutham

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Associates
Joe Huddle
Rob McEwan