Some of the best and brightest students in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences are receiving congratulatory packages in the mail this month, a recognition of their outstanding work in several areas, including academics, character, leadership and research.
Social distancing is preventing the college from holding its 2019-20 Honors and Awards ceremony for outstanding students. Instead, the college is recognizing their accomplishments with the packages, which include their plaques, water bottles and a Tiger paw pin.
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The college is also producing a series of videos to help honor the students. Those videos will be posted over the next few weeks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Anand Gramopadhye, the college’s dean, said the awardees represent the next generation of engineers and scientists who will take on the grand challenges of the 21st century.
“I urge you to seek truth and knowledge and to use this knowledge wisely to make the world a better place,” he said. “Be appreciative of all who helped guide you. In the end, the mark of an educated man or woman is measured by their contributions that benefit society.”
The awards are as follows, with recipients’ names in bold:
SAMUEL B. EARLE AWARD
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.
Thomas Birdsong, senior, Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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. (tie)
Austin Bruner, senior, Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Geology
Mary Grace Stachnik, senior, Department of Industrial Engineering
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 to 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.
Corrina Laird, junior, Department of 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 recognizes scholarship, character and other factors demonstrating the recipient’s integrity in the field of Computing and Applied Sciences.
Mallory Ann Jordan, senior, Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Geology
PHI KAPPA PHI CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
The honoree 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.
Natalie DellaMaria, senior, School of Computing
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 high potential for success in the engineering profession.
Allison Kaczmarek, senior, Department of Materials Science and 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 seven colleges at the university who has distinguished himself or herself in academic scholarship and campus leadership.
Jared Capuano, senior, Department of Bioengineering
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD
The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is given to graduate assistants who have been recognized by the faculty, students and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching.
Mitra Shabani, Department of Mechanical Engineering
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD
The Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award is given to one graduate researcher who has been recognized by faculty for having conducted outstanding research during the school year.
Longxiang Guo, Department of Automotive Engineering
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.
Azrin Jamison , junior, Department of Bioengineering
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.
Illana Jamison, junior, Department of Bioengineering
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