The Department of Chemical Engineering Celebrates Achievements at Spring Banquet

Spring Banquet

Chemical Engineering students, alumni, faculty, and staff celebrated a year of significant achievement and the department’s 80thAnniversary at the Spring Banquet held on Friday, April 12, 2019.

“This has been an incredible year! Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff have received department, college, and professional awards,” said Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos, Ph.D., Department Chair and Dean’s Leadership Professor. “In addition to many student awards, our AIChE student chapter won the Outstanding Chapter Award for the second year, and the ChE Car Team placed fifth at the Regional meeting and qualified to compete at the national meeting in Orlando this Fall. We are very proud of the work they’re doing.”

The department enjoyed a delicious dinner, an engaging game of faculty trivia, and poetic game of pass the gift. Inspiring speeches were conveyed by graduating senior and AIChE president, Gabriella Segovia, and Ph.D. candidate, Mythreyi Unni.

The event was capped off with the presentation of merit awards.

Congratulations to all the award winners:

Undergraduate Awards

John C. Biery Scholarship
Nedgine Joseph
Connor McCarthy
Uday Rallabhandi

Boyington/Chapnerkar Legacy Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
Kyle Howarth

Cirioli/Exxon Mobil Friends Scholarship
Allan Bonet
Kayla Buch
Douglas Jarrad

Fahien Endowed Teaching Scholarship
Anthony Arrowood
Katie Barrow

Kydonieus Fellowship/Scholarship
Alexander Esperanza
Elizabeth Pfeil

John P. O’Connell Scholarship Fund
Jonathan Medina

Proctor and Gamble Chemical Engineering Scholarship
Jacob Hay
Joshua Richardson
Sarah Thomson

Schroff Family Endowed Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
Shanell Alexander
Carter Boelke
Carter Bright
Calvin Fai
Nathan Garcia
Maria Guevara
William Watson

Howard W. and Norma J. Smoyer Scholarship/Fellowship in Chemical Engineering
Laura Bravo
Aaron Lacambra
Pragati Patel
Paula Restrepo
Allison Weinstock

Excellence Awards

Research Achievement
Anne Crowell
William Watson
Allison Weinstock

Professional Achievement
Anthony Arrowood
Katie Barrow
Evan Wilson

Leadership and Service to the Profession
Laura Bravo
Lauren Paschall
Paula Restrepo

Service to the Community
Carter Boelke
Rodel Enderez
Connor McCarthy

Graduate Awards

Ray W. Fahien Graduate Teaching Award
Steven Nystrom
Jiancheng Yang

Arnold J. “Red” Morway Memorial Graduate Fellowships
Kevin Abraham
Tilakapriya Ganesh
Aayush Mittal
Nikhil A. K. Roy
Sulaiman Shariff
Hanifah Yasin

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