Chemical Engineering Names Spring Quarter 2023-2024 Noel E. Moore Achievement Award Recipients

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Martin Serbezov, Natalie D. Green, and Lydia J. West

The Department of Chemical Engineering recognizes the good attitudes that these students show toward learning and congratulates Martin Serbezov, Natalie D. Green, and Lydia J. West for being great role models.

The Department of Chemical Engineering has announced the winners of the Noel E. Moore Achievement Award for the spring quarter 2023-2024.

The winners are sophomore Martin Serbezov, junior Natalie D. Green, and senior Lydia J. West.

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.


Martin Serbezov (Sophomore)

Martin Serbezov is being recognized for his strong work ethic and demonstration of his constant pursuit of deeper understanding of class material. Kim Henthorn, PhD, department head and associate professor, says that professors note that Martin is an active participant in his education and asks extremely insightful questions both in the classroom and during office hours. "His contributions clearly show he actively seeks to make deeper connections beyond the material or assignment presented," Henthorn said. "His insightful questions and comments help improve the learning environment for the entire class." Keep up the great work, Martin!

Natalie D. Green (Junior)

This award recognizes Natalie Green’s genuine interest and passion for learning. She approaches new topics with enthusiasm and curiosity. "Both in the laboratory and the classroom, Natalie exhibits determination when faced with a challenge and perseverance to complete it successfully," Henthorn said. "When seeking information, she effectively and creatively engages the many resources available to her to deepen her understanding of chemical engineering concepts. She positively contributes to the atmosphere in the CHE Department in many ways, including her role as Vice President of OXE." Congratulations, Natalie!

Lydia J. West (Senior)

Lydia West is recognized for her stellar academic performance and her dedication to the Rose community. "Lydia is thorough in her analysis and particularly excels in her understanding of complex systems," Henthorn noted. "She is eager to learn and understand fundamentals of engineering problems. Lydia has also been heavily involved in Rose-Hulman clubs especially Tri Delta and Society of Women Engineers." Great job, Lydia!