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College Awards 2015

Every spring, the College of Engineering and Science recognizes outstanding students for academics, service, research, teaching and leadership. Below are the honorees for 2015.

2015 Award Recipients2015 CES Student Awardees: (left to right, back row) Nadiya Klep, Sarah Anderson, Kelly Moran, CES Dean Anand Gramopadhye, Christine Duval, Marharyta Petukh, Emily Thompson, Tyler Dubose, (left to right, front row) Andrew Carlin, Benjamin Curtis, Timothy Olsen. Not pictured: Matthew Welch and Shannon Kay.

Samuel B. Earle Award banner

Dr. Samuel B. Earle was director of the Engineering Department from 1911 to 1933 and dean of the School of Engineering from 1933 to 1950. The Samuel B. Earle Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding senior in engineering on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a medal and a cash award. The 2015 recipient is:

Tyler DuBose
Charleston, South Carolina
Biosystems Engineering

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This award is given to the outstanding senior in the sciences or textiles on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a certificate and a cash award. The recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Senior Award in the Sciences is:

Kelly Moran
Wasilla, Alaska
Mathematical Sciences

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Dr. Robert W. Moorman was the son of Commandant Thomas Moorman, a graduate in Civil Engineering and Head of the Engineering Mechanics Department from 1958–1974. The Robert W. Moorman Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding junior in engineering on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a handbook, a certificate, and a cash award. This year’s winner is:

Shannon Kay
Gastonia, North Carolina
Industrial Engineering

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This award is given to the outstanding junior in the sciences or textiles on the basis of scholarship and character. The recipient receives a certificate and a cash award. The 2015 Outstanding Junior in the Sciences is:

Emily Thompson
Rochester, New York
Physics and Astronomy

J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award banner

The J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award is given in memory of Dr. J. Wesley Davis, a graduate of Clemson University in electrical engineering and a former president of the Clemson University Engineering Foundation. This award is given to a senior engineering student for outstanding scholarship, leadership in a student engineering organization, and high potential for success in the engineering profession. The recipient receives a medallion and a cash award. The 2015 recipient is:

Andrew Carlin
Mason, Ohio
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Each college is invited to select four students to receive this award. The student must be a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.4 or above and have made noteworthy contributions in areas such as leadership, service, and creative endeavors to his or her department, college, and Clemson University. The recipient receives a framed certificate. Our recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit is:

Nadiya Klep
Kiev, Ukraine
Materials Science and Engineering

Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award banner

As a result of funds generated from Tigerama, an endowment has been established to give an award to one student in each of the five colleges at the university who has distinguished himself or herself in academic scholarship and campus leadership. The recipient receives a certificate and a cash award. The 2015 recipient of the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award is:

Matthew Welch
Lexington, South Carolina
Mechanical Engineering

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The Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award is given to two graduate researchers who have been recognized by faculty for having conducted outstanding research during the school year. The recipients each receive a certificate and a cash award. The 2015 honorees are:

Marharyta Petukh
Clemson, South Carolina
Physics and Astronomy

Timothy Olsen
Marlton, New Jersey
Bioengineering

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The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is given to two graduate assistants who have been recognized by the faculty, students, and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. The recipients each receive a certificate and a cash award. This year’s winners are:

Sarah Anderson
Central, South Carolina
Mathematical Sciences

Christine Duval
Easley, South Carolina
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Robert B. (’70) and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering banner banner

The Robert B. ('70) and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering is being established by Mr. Robert Benjamin Hambright, Class of 1970, and Mrs. Susan Bindseil Hambright. The mission of this merit-based leadership program is to create awareness of the power and impact that can be achieved through leadership. It is the donors' desire that students who benefit from this program demonstrate leadership qualities in the areas of learning agility, humility, strong character, and demonstrated leadership characteristics in academic areas, student organizations, and community activities. The annual program awards $4,000 to eligible junior and senior engineering students to attend leadership conferences and programs (at Clemson and at other institutions) that encourage accelerated leadership development and awareness for the candidate(s), of which $3,000 will be used to fund leadership related activities and $1,000 will serve as a merit award. The 2015 honoree is :

Benjamin Curtis
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mechanical Engineering

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CoES Honors and Awards Video

If you'd like to learn more about the remarkable award winners listed above, check out our video.