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Recognition, Honors, and Awards

Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award

Kelley Dugan, recipient of the 2017 Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior AwardEach year, the Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a senior mechanical engineering student at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Awards Ceremony.  This award is in memory of Rob Wolf, a 1997 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and was created to recognize students who excel academically while taking an active role in department, college, university or community organizations.  It is considered one of the highest recognitions for students in Mechanical Engineering.

All students who plan to graduate within the next academic year are eligible to apply for this award.  In order to be considered for the award, students must have a 3.00 minimum Cumulative GPA and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  1. The student must have been active in a professional society or honorary society.
  2. The student must have demonstrated leadership in a campus activity or done community service.
  3. The student must have participated in some campus wide activities.
  4. The student must have worked sometime during the academic year(s) to defray educational expenses and/or provide experience.

All students who meet the above requirements are invited to apply for this award by completing and submitting the application (link is located below). Questions regarding the application can be addressed to the MAE Advising Office at or 614-292-0515.

Apply for the 2018 Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award

Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 16th, 2018

2017 Awardee

Kelley Dugan


Top Academic Awards

The MAE Department's Top Academic Awards must have the highest Cumulative Point Hour Ratio (CHPR) in their class. The table below identifies the level of the award and the hours required to qualify in addition to the CHPR.

Award Graded Credit Hours at OSU
Freshman 0 - 29
Sophomore 30 - 59
Junior 60 - 89
Senior 90+
2017 Mechanical Engineering Awardees

Sophomore Recipients: Hannah Barnes, Michael Lloyd and Ted Sender

Junior Recipient: Clint Teece

Senior Recipient: Peter Bonavita

2017 Aerospace Engineering Awardees

Sophomore Recipient: Madhav Shah

Junior Recipient: Byung Joon (Bryan) Ahn

Senior Recipient: Bryan Kolpitcke


Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award is an award by which MAE Faculty can nominate a student if they feel that the student has done something outstanding in their research or has demonstrated outstanding leadership.


Noel Stute


Undergraduate Teaching Associate Award

The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Associate Award is intended to recognize exceptional teaching provided by an undergraduate teaching associate (UTA) in Mechanical Engineering. 

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

The UTA Award winner will be formally recognized at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Awards banquet.

In order to be eligble, the nominee must have been appointed as a UTA and must have taught at least one full semester as a UTA. UTA's assigned to teach laboratory sections, or conduct recitations for lecture courses are eligible.

A nominated UTA 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