2021 Student Awards

Khalid Alanazi

Khalid Alanazi

Academic Excellence

Without the help of engineers, we would be still living in the past.

Sydney Alderfer

Sydney Alderfer

Academic Excellence

Engineering has given me the tools to look at the world and see potential, not just problems.

Zeus Alcon

Zeus Alcon

Outstanding Service

Engineering is a difficult road but it involves continuous learning to adapt to changes in the natural world.

Taylor Ausec

Taylor Ausec

Outstanding Senior

Engineering is the practice of using science and math to quantify our universe and enhance the human experience. In my opinion, there are no professions more equipped to handle the challenges our world faces today than engineers.

Lauren Beatty

Lauren Beatty

Outstanding Junior

Science and engineering are absolutely essential to learn about the world around us, and to apply that knowledge in order to improve the lives of people around the world. An education provides individuals with the necessary tools to build upon the work of those that have come before them and make a meaningful change.

Alejandro Benitez

Alejandro Benitez

Outstanding Service

Education give one the ability to access a discourse and inquire more of what is happening around oneself.

Isabella Brandes

Isabella Brandes

Outstanding Service

Engineers find their importance in the people they help and the problems they solve

Joshua Cook

Joshua Cook

Research Excellence

As the world continues to evolve, we need to adapt to make the world a better place. Education and Engineering provide us with the tools to accomplish this.

Sarah Easton

Sarah Easton

Research Excellence

I have greatest respect for the field of engineering. This field not only requires the mastery of multiple disciplines (chemistry, biology, math) but uses those disciplines to solve problems in unique and often revolutionary ways.

Abigail Fennell

Abigail Fennell

Outstanding Junior

Engineering addresses not only the knowledge needed to solve problems, but the desire and motivation to do so.

Michelle Hefner

Michelle Hefner

Professional Involvement

Education is freedom, science is truth, engineering is magic.

Kyle Howe

Kyle Howe

The Gold Award

Engineering creates a foundation which strives daily to create a better world, and education is the path through which students develop and explore the tools that allow them to create any path they choose.

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Outstanding Sophomore

Engineering, science and education are incredibly important. By understanding the laws that govern our environment we can better serve those in need.

Hannah "Ru" Mabry

Hannah "Ru" Mabry

The Tutor and Mentoring Impact Award

Studying the natural principles and applying what we learn is a beautiful way to celebrate the world we live in - to honor and preserve what we have been given, scientists, engineers and educators must intentionally practice integrity and honor in all we do.

Paula Mendoza Moreno

Paula Mendoza Moreno

Research Excellence

Engineering was very hard. But now I’m a little less ignorant, a lot better at math, and more inspired than ever. Thanks to the people who taught me and the classmates who pushed me, I have the confidence to see where justice and equality are still lacking and see solutions through. 100% worth the struggle.

Richard Nash

Richard Nash

Outstanding Junior
Alycia Pisano

Alycia Pisano

Outstanding Senior

Science is a never ending learning process about life that never ceases to amaze me.

Camila Podominick

Camila Podominick

Professional Involvement

Engineering is my second career; while journalism - my first - has taught me to always seek the humanity of any situation, engineering has helped me to be a more logical, detached person. Both together have made me into a better person who can critically assess any type of problems and seek the best way to solve it.

EmmaKate Raisley

EmmaKate Raisley

Outstanding Sophomore

My engineering courses and labs have allowed me to utilize my passions to make a positive impact on the world. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had to work in labs that are tackling challenging and important issues that we face today.

Garrett Ruf

Garrett Ruf

Outstanding Senior
Amanda Schmidt

Amanda Schmidt

Outstanding Sophomore
Jacob Tamani

Jacob Tamani

Outstanding Senior

Science takes time, don’t give up.

Nicholas Velasquez

Nicholas Velasquez

Academic Excellence

Having an educated population is good for all. We all benefit by being able to work together to help humanity thrive and improve. Engineers and scientists especially help by developing new technologies to improve our lives.

Juan Venegas

Juan Venegas

Academic Excellence

Engineering can be fun, but not alone. Work with others to learn and make the world a better place. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Mason Vess

Mason Vess

Outstanding Service

Scientists discover how the world currently works. Engineers build the world of the future.

Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson

Outstanding Sophomore

Being able to make a significant impact on the world through problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration with others, is what makes the challenge of engineering worth pursuing.