College of Engineering and Science

2013 Student Awards

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Every spring the College of Engineering and Science recognizes students for achievement in research, teaching and leadership. The 2013 awardees are quite remarkable.

 

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Heather Sprague - Biosystems Engineering

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 2013 winner of the Samuel B. Earle award is Heather Sprague.

 

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Benjamin Schroeder - Physics and Astronomy

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 2013 Outstanding Senior Award in the Sciences is Benjamin Schroeder.

 

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Ross Beppler - Electrical Engineering

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 Ross Beppler.

 

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Michael Brady - Chemistry

This award is given to the outstanding junior on the basis of scholarship, character and demonstrated excellence in a scientific discipline. The 2013 Outstanding Junior in the Sciences is Michael Brady.

 

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Colin Burns-Heffner - Bioengineering

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 2013 recipient of the J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award is Colin Burns-Heffner.

 

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Leigh Allison - Biosystems Engineering

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.” Our recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit is Leigh Allison.

 

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Kathryn Gasparro - Civil Engineering

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 2013 recipient of the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award is Kathryn Gasparro.

 

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Lei Wang - Civil EngineeringZhe Zhang - Physics and Astronomy

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 2013 honorees are Zhe Zhang and Lei Wang.

 

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Shannon Stefl - Physics and AstronomyDania Zantout - Mathematical Sciences

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 Shannon Stefl and Dania Zantout.

 

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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.