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College Awards

Every spring, the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences recognizes outstanding students for academics, service, research, teaching, and leadership. Below are the honorees for 2021.

Robert W. Moorman Award

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. This year’s winner is:

Catherine Crowe
Germantown, Tennessee
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award

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 of the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award is:

Joshua Norman
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
School of Computing

J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award

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 a high potential for success in the engineering profession. The recipient is:

Anish Chaluvadi
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Material Science and Engineering

Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit

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:

Emily T. Miller
Augusta, Georgia
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Samuel B. Earle Award

Dr. Samuel B. Earle was the 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 is:

Maureen Buckley
College Grove, Tennessee
Bioengineering

Outstanding Senior in the School of Computing or Applied Sciences

This award is given to the outstanding senior in the School of Computing or Applied Sciences and is on the basis of scholarship, character, and other factors demonstrating the recipients’ integrity in the field of Computing and Applied Sciences. This year's recipient is:

Annelise Waling
Central, South Carolina
Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award is given to one undergraduate researcher who has been recognized by faculty for having shown outstanding research potential in their field of study. The winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award is:

Adam Kummetz
Denver, Colorado
Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award

The Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award is given to graduate researchers who have been recognized by faculty for having conducted outstanding research during the school year. The honoree is:

Xiaohong Zhang
Changsha, China
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is given to graduate assistants who the faculty have recognized, students, and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. This year’s winner is:

Leah Wiitablake
Fullerton, California
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Robert W. Snelsire Diversity Prize

The Robert W. Snelsire Diversity Prize honors the memory of Dr. Bob Snelsire, a professor of electrical engineering who was also a champion of underrepresented students in the college. This award recognizes a student who has been of service to PEER, Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention or WISE, the Women in Science and Engineering Program. This year’s winner is:

Evs Evans
Materials Science and Engineering

Jacquelwyn Willis Anthony Award

This award, established by alumna Janine Anthony Bowen, honors her mother as a source of inspiration and encouragement during her college career. This award is presented to a student for distinguished service to PEER, which is the support network for minority students in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. This year’s winner is:

Makenna Lee
Charlotte, North Carolina
Industrial Engineering

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Past Winners

2020

Student awardees for the 2020 Honors and Awards Ceremony: Thomas Birdsong, Austin Bruner, Mary Grace Stachnik, Corrina Laird, Mallory Ann Jordan, Natalie DellaMaria, Allison Kaczmarek, Jared Capuano, Mitra Shabani, Longxiang Guo, Azrin Jamison, and Illana Jamison.

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2019

Student awardees at the 2019 Honors and Awards Ceremony: Julia Funk, Hailey Mundell, Thomas Randall, John Kimsey, Jake Flynn, Sakib Khan, Gabriel Carrillo, Sarah Baum, Sarah Sandler, Hannah Cash, Morgan Witherspoon, Alison Balthaser.

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