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Student Awards Ceremony, Spring 2009

2009 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY

Friday, May 1, 2009
3:30 p.m.

Kay Boardrooms
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
University of Maryland

For more information, please contact:
Undergraduate - Terry Island, Phone: 301-405-2199 | Email: tisland@umd.edu
Graduate - Fitz Walker, Phone: 301-405-5139 | Email: fwalker@umd.edu


2009 Award Recipients

Undergraduate Awards

A. James Clark School of Engineering International Student Award*
Presented to the A. James Clark School of Engineering student who demonstrates significant involvement in international engineering activities through leadership or service.

  • Phillip Hannam

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Senior Award
Presented to the ASME senior who has contributed most to the student chapter.

  • Dana Colegrove

Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering Director's Award*
Presented to an outstanding student who excels academically, provides outstanding service to the Center and has a strong commitment to promoting diversity in engineering.

  • Bryan Henderson

Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering Service Award*
Presented to outstanding students who provided dedicated service to the Center and the university community, and for their commitment to promoting diversity in engineering.

  • Elizabeth LeBrun

Keystone Design Challenge Award*
Presented to A. James Clark School of Engineering freshmen engineering design team participants who built an autonomously controlled hovercraft that completed a specified course in the minimum amount of time.
Fall 2008 Competition Winners:

  • C.J. Gorrell
  • Peter Sulich
  • Austin Zeleny

Spring 2009 Competition Winner:

  • Cory Peterson

Mechanical Engineering Department Academic Achievement Award
Presented to ME juniors who have attained the highest scholastic average.

  • Daniel Calderone
  • Joshua Kusnick

Mechanical Engineering Department Chairman’s Award
Presented to ME seniors who have attained the highest scholastic average.

  • Sarah Grice
  • Jackelyn Lopez

Mechanical Engineering Department Chairman’s Award for Leadership and Service
Awarded for outstanding service and contributions to the department.

  • Charles Choe
  • Mohamad Gabriel Affandy

Outstanding Engineering Co-op/Intern Award*
Presented to students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence, exceptional work performance and remarkable potential for a successful engineering career while participating in a cooperative learning or internship position.

  • Nathan Farlow
  • Steven Swern

Pi Tau Sigma Memorial Award
Presented to the PTS senior who has made the most outstanding contributions to the University.

  • Charles Choe

Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Service Award
Presented to PTS members for outstanding service and contributions to the student chapter.

  • Courtney Laigle
  • Michael Siemann

Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Sophomore Award
Presented to the PTS sophomores who have attained the highest scholastic average.

  • James Maresco
  • Andrew Oles

Society of Automotive Engineers Senior Award
Presented to the SAE senior member who has contributed most to the student chapter.

  • Thomas Doehner

Society of Automotive Engineers Service Award
Presented to an SAE member for outstanding service and contributions to the student chapter.

  • James Ngan

* These awards were presented during the Clark School's 2009 Undergraduate Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 29, 2009.

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Graduate Awards

A. James Clark School Fellowship
Presented to outstanding incoming doctoral students on behalf of the Clark School and supplements both teaching and research assistantships.

  • Hyungdae Bae
  • John Bush               
  • Juan Cevallos
  • Ishita Chakraboroty
  • Zhichao Wang

Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program Fellowship
Presented to outstanding minority students studying engineering, natural science, or mathematics.

  • Sophoria Westmoreland

Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship
Presented to outstanding students based on the quality of their work, and the potential contribution/significance of the dissertation to the student’s field of research.

  • Vidyu Challa
  • Danial Shahmirzadi

ASHRAE Charles Kannapell Student Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding ME graduate student specializing in the HVAC area.

  • Magnus Eisele

ASHRAE Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding ME graduate student specializing in the HVAC area.

  • Edvin Cetegen

Best Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Arindam Goswami

Coast Guard Fellowship
Presented to exceptional commissioned officers who wish to earn a Master's degree in a field related to Naval Engineering.

  • Ryan James

Future Faculty Program
Presented to outstanding Clark School Ph.D. students intending to pursue academic careers at prestigious engineering schools.

  • Bavani Balakrisnan
  • Danielle Chrun
  • Haijun Liu
  • Risha Raj
  • Jessica Sheehan
  • Pingfeng Wang

The Future Faculty Fellow program has been introduced to increase the number of Clark School Ph.D. graduates who obtain academic positions--in particular faculty positions in prestigious engineering schools. In addition, the Program is intended to improve the preparation of students for academic careers so that they can better succeed once they obtain such a position. Students admitted to the program are designated as Future Faculty Fellows. The program is highly selective. Fellows are chosen based on motivation for becoming a faculty member and potential for securing a tenure-track faculty position at a top-50 engineering school.

Graduate Summer Research Award
Presented to outstanding doctoral students at mid-career.

  • Vidyu Challa

Hulka Energy Fellowship
This Fellowship, a generous gift from Ms. Barbara G. Hulka, supports the research of an outstanding graduate student working on alternative energy, generation, or storage.

  • Islam Ahmed

NSF Bridge Scholarship
The Bridge to Doctorate Program is an extension of Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Grant, and is presented to outstanding students who attend LSAMP institutions as undergraduates and wish pursue a graduate education.

  • Time Aigbe

Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowship
Presented to an outstanding student who exemplifies interdisciplinary scholarship achievement.

  • Challa

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