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2016-17 Chemical Engineering Student Achievement Awards

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Noel Moore winners hold their awards.

The above students are examples of the many good students we have at Rose-Hulman. The Chemical Engineering Department would like to recognize the good attitudes that these students show towards learning and congratulate Leia, Michelle, Daniel, and Josie for being great role models.

NOEL MOORE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Spring 2016-17
The Noel E. Moore Achievement Award is given to sophomore, junior and senior student(s) at the beginning of each quarter based on the approved criteria considering the activities of the students in the previous quarter.

CRITERIA
The Student Achievement Award recognizes students who take initiative in their coursework and demonstrate a strong desire to learn.  The criteria are based on class work, leadership and performance.

Examples include: improvement in class work; reviewing and learning from previous exams; thoughtful consideration of the homework assignments; participation in class discussions; enthusiastic attention in class;  questioning and showing spirit that lends a more open atmosphere in the classroom; and inquisitiveness and eagerness to make the connection between the class and the world.  Special service to the school and to the Rose community through articles and editorials to the Thorn, leadership in SGA, the AIChE student chapter and other organizations also demonstrate initiative in making a difference.

Leia C. Edmondson (Sophomore)
Leia Edmondson is recognized for the Noel Moore Award for being a positive presence both in and out of the classroom. She emodies the model Rose-Hulman student - hard working, thoughtful, courteous, and inquisitive. Leia is always able to find the big picture in the material, diligently working through all the details and synthesizing them into a complete picture. Congratulations, Leia!

Michelle M. Korf (Junior)
Michelle Korf is recognized because of her all-around dedication and desire to learn. She thoughtfully considers her assignments both in the classroom and in the laboratory setting and makes it a point to learn from her past assessments and experiences. She shines as a leader academically, and through her contributions outside the classroom: Michelle is the treasurer of the Chi Omega sorority and on the leaderboard for her number of career home runs on the Rose-Hulman Women's Softball team. Congratulations, Michelle!

Daniel D. Ferguson (Senior) -- Dual Winner
Daniel Ferguson is recognized for his enthusiastic participation in class discussions, his desire to learn deeper about course material, and his eagerness to share knowledge with his classmates. He has a very positive attitude toward his schoolwork, and he has shown the department that he can apply what he has learned in the classroom to real-life situations. He is fun to have in class, and we are proud of the upward trajectory he has displayed over the past four years. Congratulations, Daniel!

Johanna T. (Josie) Schmidt (Senior) -- Dual Winner
Josie Schmidt was nominated for her hard work and dedication. She is always well-prepared for her courses and team meetings, and even towards the end of her senior year she has stayed motivated, on track, and encouraging to her class- and teammates. Josie is also active on campus, traveling to the NCAA tournament with the varsity basketball team this year, among other activities. Her initiative and drive make her an excellent nominee for the Noel Moore Award. Congratulations, Josie!

JEAN & MYRA BOATMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Academic Year 2016-17

Austin Matthews receives the Jean & Myra Boatman Scholarship Award for 2016-17.

Austin Matthews receives the Jean & Myra Boatman Scholarship Award for 2016-17.

The Jean & Myra Boatman Scholarship Award will be awarded annually to a senior student. The student must be in the upper 50% of his or her graduating class and display creativity in problem solving abilities. 

HISTORY OF JEAN & MYRA BOATMAN

This endowment is established to honor the memory of Jean and Myra Boatman. Jean Boatman graduated from Rose Polytechnic in 1947. His education at Rose was interrupted by WWII. After two years in the Pacific with the Navy, he returned to the chemical engineering program. With his came his wife Myra, and the first of their two children. Jean went on to a successful, 34-year career at 3M as a chemical engineer and plant manager. 3M considered him an extraordinary and creative problem solver. Jean always felt his education at Rose-Hulman was second to none. 

This year's Jean & Myra Boatman Scholarship recipient is Austin C. Matthews. Congratulations, Austin!

HONORS & AWARDS SPRING 2016-17

Ben Linxwiler wins the Eli Lilly & Co. Clinton Laboratories Award for 2016-17.

Ben Linxwiler wins the Eli Lilly & Co. Clinton Laboratories Award for 2016-17.

Eli Lilly & Co. Clinton Laboratories Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering – Junior Year

This award is presented annually to a member of the junior class in Chemical Engineering who is considered by the faculty to be the most outstanding, based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, character, attitude, and potential for professional growth.

Trent Tatlocks wins the Sam Hite Award for 2016-17.

Trent Tatlocks wins the Sam Hite Award for 2016-17.

Sam C. Hite Award for Outstanding Senior in Chemical Engineering

This award, in honor of a former chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is presented annually to a graduating senior in Chemical Engineering who shows the greatest promise for a successful professional engineering career. This award is determined by a vote of the faculty and is based on academic performance, diligence, ethics, and professional attitude.

Matthew Knierman wins the Ron Artigue Award for 2016-17.

Matthew Knierman wins the Ron Artigue Award for 2016-17.

Ron Artigue Award for Outstanding Achievement in Process Control

This award, in honor of a former chemical engineering faculty member, is given annually to a student majoring in chemical engineering who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the field of process control. The recipient is selected by the department faculty.

Nicolae Iovanac wins the Archer Daniels Midland Award for 2016-17.

Nicolae Iovanac wins the Archer Daniels Midland Award for 2016-17.

Archer Daniels Midland Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering

This award is presented annually to a graduating senior in Chemical Engineering who is considered by the faculty to be the most outstanding, based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, character, attitude, and potential for professional growth.