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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

2017

Andrej Simeunovic

2014

Scott Monfort, Benjamin Shurtz

2013

Elena Caruthers, Sarah Watzman

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

2017

Elijah Jans

2015

Michael Adler

2014

Kirk Brouwer

2012

Stuart Benton, Zach Riley

SMART Scholarship

2014

David Gonzalez

2012

Mark Riggs

Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program

2013

Ethan Chaleff

2012

Rachel Benish, Michael Pietrykowski

NASA Fellowships and Scholarships

2013

Justin Scheidler

2012

Michael Eades

AFRL/DAGSI Fellowship

2015

Marshall Levett, Timothy Seitz

2014

Logan Riley

2012

Majid Sahin

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med Into Grad Scholar

2013

Sarah Schloemer

Tillman Military Scholar

2014

Greg Freisinger

Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship

2017 

Kaushik Rangharajan

2016 

Alexander Marras

2015  

Michael Papageorge

2014

Kevin Disotell, Sheng Dong, Junfeng Zhao

2013

Xiaoyu Huang, Robert Lowe

Hayes Graduate Research Forum Oral Presentations

2015

2nd Place - Navni Verma

2014

2nd Place - Elena Caruthers

2013

1st Place - Michael Hudoba

3rd Place - Julie Thompson

Graduate Teaching Associate Award

Akul Kakumani, 2017 recipient of the Graduate Teaching Associate Award, and Dr. Sandra MetzlerThe Mechanical Engineering Graduate Teaching Associate Award is intended to recognize exceptional teaching provided by a graduate teaching associate (GTA) in Mechanical Engineering. 

Nominations for the GTA Award are solicited from students, peers, and faculty. A GTA can also nominate him/herself for this award.

The GTA Award winner will be formally recognized at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's 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
2017

Akul Kakumani