As the spring semester drew to a close, the College of Engineering and Science held its 2012 Honors and Awards Day. A cohort of very talented and accomplished students were recognized for their work and achievements.
The keynote speaker for the event was Janine Anthony Bowen (’89 BS IE; ’91 MS IE). She is the Lead Partner with Jack Attorneys & Advisors, in Atlanta. Her practice focuses on strategic commercial transactions involving technology and intellectual property. She says her experience as an engineer serves her well as a lawyer both in an understanding of technology and also problem solving.
From 1902 to 1950, Dean Emeritus Samuel B. Earle made many contributions as a teacher and an administrator that gave rise to the college’s prominence. This award is given in his name to the outstanding engineering senior in the college. The 2012 winner of the Samuel B. Earle award is Lauren Bruneau.
The Outstanding Senior Award in the Sciences recognizes an exceptional senior based on scholarship, character, and demonstrated excellence in a scientific discipline. The recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Senior Award in the Sciences is Ryan Schurr.
The Robert Moorman award commemorates a beloved teacher, department head, and mentor of students who gave 28 years of service to the College of Engineering. The award is given to the outstanding engineering junior, and recognizes scholarship and character. This year’s winner is Kathryn Gasparro.
This award is given to the outstanding junior on the basis of scholarship, character, and demonstrated excellence in a scientific discipline. The 2012 Outstanding Junior in the Sciences is Mina Shehata.
This award is given annually to a senior in engineering with exceptional leadership characteristics and accomplishments as well as a great enthusiasm for the engineering profession. The 2012 recipient of the J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award is Christina Darling.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Each college is invited to select four students to receive this award. Our recipients of the Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit include Lauren Harroff, Richard Kwarsick, Peter Palazola and Molly Townsend.
The Blue Key Honor Society recognizes students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service – both inside and outside of the classroom. The 2012 recipient of the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award is Brittany Banik.
The Outstanding Graduate Researcher Awards are given to the graduate students who have been recognized by faculty for conducting outstanding research throughout the academic year. The 2012 honorees are Priyanka Bhattacharya and Junjie Zhu.
The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards are given to two graduate teaching assistants who have been recognized by faculty, students, and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. This year’s winners are Dominique Morgan and Ryan Schkoda.