Chemical Engineering Names Winter 2019-20 Noel E. Moore Achievement Award Recipients

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Students posing with their Noel Moore Awards

Chemical Engineering majors Jared Kasper, Ezenna Cmadu and Connor Ray earned the Winter 2020 Noel Moore Achievement Awards.

The Department of Chemical Engineering has announced the winners of the Noel E. Moore Achievement Award for winter quarter 2019-20.

The winners are sophomore Jared C. Kasper, junior Ezenna K. Cmadu and senior Connor E. Ray.

Each quarter, the department recognizes academic excellence on the part of our students. The awards are named in memory of Professor Noel E. Moore, an outstanding educator and faculty leader on campus for 30 years. Moore served for a decade as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was an early leader of Operation Catapult, and was a key advocate for making the institute co-educational. He was named an emeritus faculty member after his retirement in 1998. He passed away in 2018.


Jared C. Kasper (Sophomore)
Jared Kasper is recognized for his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. Professor Adam Nolte, chemical engineering department head, notes. "Jared always has a positive attitude while working in project teams and also asks insightful questions when something is not clear." Most importantly, Nolte adds, "Jared is always willing to help other students master the material not only during lectures but also outside of the classroom. Congratulations, Jared."

Ezenna K. Cmadu (Junior)
Ezenna is receiving the Noel Moore Award for his contributions to the openness of the classroom environment. As Nolte says, "Ezenna is always willing to ask clarifying questions when he doesn’t fully understand something, which helps others in the class who are also struggling with the given concept. These questions often open wider class discussions, leading to a more open environment for learning. It is clear that he has a desire to truly understand the class material. Keep up the good work, Ezenna!"

Connor E. Ray (Senior)
Connor is being recognized for his contributions both in the classroom and to the wider Rose-Hulman community. As Nolte explains, "In classes, Connor has a positive attitude and a clear desire to completely understand the course material. Outside of the classroom, Connor serves on multiple institute committees as a student representative, is vice president of the Residence Hall Association, and is the current president of the Chem-E-Car team. Congratulations, Connor!"