Recognition, Honors, and Awards
Many of our graduate students have distinguished themselves through research, scholarship, and teaching and have earned extraordinary recognition at the national or university level as they augment their education and prepare for their future careers. Below is a listing of recent awardees.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Scott Monfort, Benjamin Shurtz
Elena Caruthers, Sarah Watzman
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Stuart Benton, Zach Riley
Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program
Rachel Benish, Michael Pietrykowski
NASA Fellowships and Scholarships
Marshall Levett, Timothy Seitz
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med Into Grad Scholar
Tillman Military Scholar
Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship
Unnikrishnan Sasidharan Nair
Hayes Graduate Research Forum Oral Presentations
2nd Place - Navni Verma
2nd Place - Elena Caruthers
1st Place - Michael Hudoba
3rd Place - Julie Thompson
Graduate Teaching Associate Award
The Graduate Teaching Associate Award is intended to recognize exceptional teaching provided by a graduate teaching associate (GTA).
Nominations for the award are solicited from students, peers, and faculty. A graduate teaching award can also nominate him/herself for this award.
The award winner will be formally recognized at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Honors & Awards Banquet.
In order to be eligible, the nominee must have been appointed as a GTA and must have taught at least one full semester as a GTA. GTA's assigned to teach laboratory sections, or conduct recitations for lecture courses are eligible.
A nominated GTA should exhibit some or all of the following criteria:
- use of varied teaching techniques appropriate to course content and students
- superior organizational skills in relation to course development and management
- ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding among students
- excellent knowledge of and enthusiasm for course subject matter
- the ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding among students
- resourcefulness in presenting course material
- willingness to solicit and ability to reflect on feedback about teaching and implement changes for improvement