Students Honored for Academic Achievements

Friday, May 29, 2020
Image shows stage of Hatfield Hall with words Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2020 Honors and Awards

More than 50 students were recognized for their distinguished academic achievements, extracurricular activities and showing promise in their engineering and science career fields during the 2020 Honors and Awards Ceremony, conducted virtually this spring by each academic department.

More than 50 students were recognized for their distinguished academic achievements, extracurricular activities and showing promise in their engineering and science career fields during the 2020 Honors and Awards Ceremony, conducted virtually this spring by each academic department.

This year’s departmental honorees were:

Biology and Biomedical Engineering
John M. Beals Outstanding Graduating Biology Student Award: Kyla Jarvis
Samuel F. Hulbert Outstanding Graduating Biomedical Engineering Student Award: Katherine Blessinger

Chemical Engineering
Elanco Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering (outstanding junior): Kaylee Pate
Archer Daniels Midland Outstanding Graduating Chemical Engineering Student Award: Connor Ray
Sam C. Hite Award (graduating senior with greatest promise for career success): Sabrina Illian

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry
John White Award in Chemistry (outstanding senior): Frankie Yang
William Albert Noyes, Sr. Award in Chemistry: Connor Ray

Civil and Environmental Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers Alumni Award (outstanding graduating chapter member): Kathryn Rogers
Morris L. Cleverley Award (commendable graduating senior): Cole McCreary
Shelton Hannig Award (outstanding graduating senior): Jacquelyn Miller

Computer Science and Software Engineering
Pearson Education Award (outstanding graduating senior): Tommy McMichen
Frank Young Outstanding Service Award: Joanna Garret and Abby Abernathy
Frank Young Outstanding Scholarship Award: Quiyun Li

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Outstanding Electrical Engineering Graduating Senior: Jie Yang
Outstanding Computer Engineering Graduating Senior: George Main
Clarence C. Knipmeyer Award (top junior academic scholar): Jiaxuan Chen, Gabriel Paree-Huff and Shixian Geng
IEEE Outstanding Student Award: Gabriel Paree-Huff and Tommy McMichen

Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts
Research and Analysis Essay Award: Vincent Keeton
Interpretation of Texts and Cultures Essay Award: Mickey Kivett
Rhetoric and Composition Essay Award: Drew Daner
‘Washington Black’ Essay Award: Klara Gaspers

Mathematics
Clarence P. Sousley Award (outstanding graduating senior): Joshua Arroyo
Henry Turner Ebby Award (applications of mathematics): Nate Fried
Henry Turner Ebby Award (theoretical mathematics): Pierce Ferner
Theodore Paine Palmer Award (top first-year mathematics student): Hanzhi (Nancy) Shen

Mechanical Engineering
Senior Leadership Award: Peter Garnache
The Cummins Inc. Award (outstanding graduating senior): Gabbie Gilbertson
Robert Steinhauser Award (outstanding junior): Sarozjani Hunter
Most Outstanding Sophomore Award: Ethan Ellis
Most Outstanding First-Year Student Award: Ryan Foster and Joseph Laymann
Edward A. MacLean Award (top mechanics student): Kevin Ferguson
John D. Winters Award: Arrick Harbaugh, Ashley Shephard and Cassie Utley
Mark and Hui Suk Schulz Scholarship: Curtis Bedwell, Abbey Carrell, Boyang Chen, Sarah Cundiff, and Adam Sturgeon

Military Science
Captain “Sarge” Kearns Award (outstanding graduating Army ROTC cadet): Nathan Schrader
Inaugural CPT W.D. Weidlein Volunteer Leadership Award: Mackenzie Heffren

Physics and Optical Engineering
Jean M. Bennett Award (outstanding graduating optical engineering senior): Rebecca Su
John W. Rhee Memorial Award (outstanding graduating physics senior): Gavin La Rue
Outstanding Senior Engineering Physics Award: Allison Harpel
Wilkinson W. Meeks Award: Jared Martin
Perry Family Astronomy Award (significant astronomy contributions): Marisa Dimperio

Graduate Studies
Outstanding Thesis Award: James Dilts
Outstanding Project Award: Jacob Working

Athletics
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans: Eric Kirby (men’s soccer) and Garrett Wight (football)

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