Award Description: The ME Undergraduate Student of the Month Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate leaders who excel in the areas of service, academia, and/or research. Nominations are submitted by the department's faculty members, with winners selected by the ME Undergraduate Committee.
Award Description: Kenneth Johnsen, a former graduate student in the department was called by others “the quintessential grad student. He was smart, respectful, adventurous, hard working, funny, easy to get along with, scholarly, and had a passion for learning.” While pursuing his graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering, Ken was diagnosed with cancer, and eventually succumbed to his illness. This award was established to honor Kenneth's memory.
It is in the spirit of the above description of Kenneth that the graduate committee solicits nominations for the Kenneth Johnsen Student of the Month Award from the faculty. Faculty members are encouraged to nominate students who embody the qualities which Ken exemplified so well.
Once a student is chosen for the award, a poster with their photo and bio is displayed in the department for that month. In addition, both the photo and bio are posted on our website, featured in the ME Times online newsletter, and sent to the faculty, staff and grad students in an e-mail. At the Graduate Engineering Annual Recruiting and Research Symposium banquet in March these students are recognized with a certificate and a small scholarship.
Outstanding Graduate Awards for December 2013
Outstanding Graduate for Service- Byron Rudisill
Outstanding Graduate for International Engagement- Alia Ghandour
Outstanding Graduate for Research- Gregory Miller
Outstanding Graduate of the Department- Nicholas Masson
Each year, the Undergraduate Committee selects outstanding students to be recognized in the areas of academics, service, and research. In addition, one student who has excelled in multiple areas is selected to win the Steve Woodward Award for Overall Excellence.
Charles Wheeler - Steve Woodward Award - Outstanding ME Senior for Academics
Kelsi Middleton (CMU) - Steve Woodward Award - Outstanding ME Senior for Academics
Charles Wheeler - Outstanding ME Senior
Stancley Chen - Outstanding ME Senior for Service
Shweta Maurya - Outstanding ME Senior for Service
Oluwaseun Oyatogun - Outstanding ME Senior for Research
Certificates for Completion of the Biomedical Engineering Option:
Tom Yersak - Dean's Reseach Award
November 2013- Tom Yersak received a Dean’s Research Grant Award last spring to further his research in solid-state batteries. He graduated this summer with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and now holds a post-doc position in California.
CU Students Help Swift Tram Win NASA Contest
November 2013- Engineering students from the University of Colorado, working with Boulder-based startup Swift Tram, have helped the company win first prize in the 2013 NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future contest. Swift is in the design and engineering phase of developing an “automated people mover” using elevated fixed guideways and suspended coaches.
PhD Students Awarded Summer Fellowships by the Department of Mechanical Engineering:
Dec 12, 2012