Several of the college’s top students were honored in April at an awards ceremony in the Madren Conference Center.

The honors went to students who were outstanding in several areas, including academics, character, leadership and research.

A list of the awards, their winners, hometowns and majors are as follows:

                                                                              

                                                                                     COLLEGE AWARDS

ROBERT W. MOORMAN AWARD

Dr. Robert W. Moorman was the son of Commandant Thomas Moorman, a graduate in civil engineering and head of the Engineering Mechanics Department from 1958 to 1974. The Robert W. Moorman Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding junior in engineering on the basis of scholarship and character.

Emily Huffer

The 2018 college-level award winners are (from left): Elizabeth Brigham, Emily Huffer, Joshua Hanson, Maxime Cavillon, Jonathan Drake, Natalie Ivey, Rucha Natu, Zachary Ikpefua, Makenna Lee, William “Shuler” Cotton and Emma Scharett.

The 2018 college-level award winners are (from left): Elizabeth Brigham, Emily Huffer, Joshua Hanson, Maxime Cavillon, Jonathan Drake, Natalie Ivey, Rucha Natu, Zachary Ikpefua, Makenna Lee, William “Shuler” Cotton and Emma Scharett.

Maryville, Tennessee

Industrial Engineering

 

BLUE KEY ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP AWARD

As a result of funds generated from Tigerama, an endowment has been established to give an award to one student in each of the seven colleges at the university who has distinguished himself or herself in academic scholarship and campus leadership.

Elizabeth Brigham

Austin, Texas

Industrial Engineering

 

OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD

The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award is given to one undergraduate researcher who has been recognized by faculty for having shown outstanding research potential in their field of study.

Emma Scharett

Hanahan, South Carolina

Industrial Engineering

 

SAMUEL B. EARLE AWARD

Dr. Samuel B. Earle was director of the Engineering Department from 1911 to 1933 and dean of the School of Engineering from 1933 to 1950. The Samuel B. Earle Award is given in his honor to the most outstanding senior in engineering on the basis of scholarship and character.

Natalie Ivey

Anderson, South Carolina

Bioengineering

 

WESLEY DAVIS LEADERSHIP AWARD

The J. Wesley Davis Leadership Award is given in memory of Dr. J. Wesley Davis, a graduate of Clemson University in electrical engineering and a former president of the Clemson University Engineering Foundation. This award is given to a senior engineering student for outstanding scholarship, leadership in a student engineering organization, and high potential for success in the engineering profession.

Jonathan Drake

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Materials Science and Engineering

 

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD

The Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award is given to one graduate researcher who has been recognized by faculty for having conducted outstanding research during the school year.

Maxime Cavillon

Dallet, France

Materials Science and Engineering

 

PHI KAPPA PHI CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

The honoree must be a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.4 or above and have made noteworthy contributions in areas such as leadership, service and creative endeavors to his or her department, college and Clemson University.

Joshua Hanson

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Electrical Engineering

 

OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTING OR APPLIED SCIENCES

This award is given to the outstanding senior in the School of Computing or Applied Sciences and recognizes scholarship, character and other factors demonstrating the recipient’s integrity in the field of Computing and Applied Sciences.

William “Shuler” Cotton

Fort Mill, South Carolina

School of Computing

 

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is given to graduate assistants who have been recognized by the faculty, students and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching.

Rucha Natu

Pune, India

Mechanical Engineering

 

ROBERT W. SNELSIRE DIVERSITY PRIZE

The Robert W. Snelsire Diversity Prize honors the memory of Dr. Bob Snelsire, a professor of electrical engineering who was also a champion of underrepresented students in the college. This award recognizes a student who has been of service to PEER, Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention, or WISE, the Women in Science and Engineering Program.

Makenna Lee

Rock Hill, South Carolina

General Engineering

 

JACQUELWYN WILLIS ANTHONY AWARD

This award, established by alumna Janine Anthony Bowen, honors her mother as a source of inspiration and encouragement during her college career. This award is presented to a student for distinguished service to PEER, which is the support network for minority students in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.

Zachary Ikpefua

Fountain Inn, South Carolina

Computer Engineering

 

                                                                         DEPARTMENT AWARDS

 

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

M.S. Student of the Year

Bhavya Mishra

Delhi, India

 

Ph.D. Student of the Year

Brandt Ruszkiewicz

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

 

BIOENGINEERING

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

This award is given to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant who has been recognized by bioengineering faculty and undergraduate students as an outstanding teaching assistant during the school year.

Tyler Harvey

Moncks Corner, South Carolina

 

CHEMICAL and BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA SECTION AIChE SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is presented by the regional section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers to the graduating senior in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with the highest scholastic average.

Taylor Johnson

Sarasota, Florida

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

HERBERT W. BUSCHING OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

The Herbert W. Busching Outstanding Senior Award is given to the outstanding student or students in the junior and senior class as determined by the civil engineering faculty. The awards memorialize Dr. Herbert W. Busching, who taught for many years and also served as department head.  Each year, one senior and two juniors are selected for this award.

Trevor Newton

Clemson, South Carolina

 

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

CULLINET SOFTWARE OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

William “Shuler” Cotton

Fort Mill, South Carolina

 

ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

M. RIGGS AWARD

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

This award is given to the most outstanding senior in electrical engineering. The recipient is chosen based on their outstanding academic achievement, character and leadership.

Joshua Hanson

Rock Hill, Georgia

 

RHODES MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Benjamin Shumpert

Aiken, South Carolina

 

ENGINEERING and SCIENCE EDUCATION

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD

This award is presented to a doctoral student in the Engineering and Science Education Ph.D. program. This award recognizes education research in engineering, science or math that has potential to impact the field.

Catherine McGough

Charleston, West Virginia

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

and EARTH SCIENCES

THOMAS M. KEINATH ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AWARD

This award is presented to a student majoring in environmental engineering with outstanding achievements in the discipline and possessing personal attributes necessary for success as an environmental engineer.  The award is given in honor of Dr. Thomas M. Keinath, who served as a faculty member, department chair and dean of the College of Engineering and Science during his 37-year career at Clemson University. Each award is $500.

Hannah McNulty

Wexford, Pennsylvania

 

THOMAS F. LOGAN, JR. GEOLOGY MERIT AWARD

Geology

This award is presented to a senior majoring in geology with outstanding achievements in the discipline and possessing personal attributes necessary for success as a geologist. The award is given by the geology faculty in memory of Thomas F. Logan, Jr., a 1965 geology graduate of Clemson University.

Riley Blais

Southbury, Connecticut

 

GEORGE B. NUTT (SENIOR) AWARD

Biosystems

Presented to a senior student majoring in biosystems engineering with outstanding achievements and possessing personal attributes necessary for successful accomplishments in this discipline. The award is given in honor of Dr. George B. Nutt, the first chair of the Department of Agricultural Engineering at Clemson, who served from 1932 to 1955.

Michael Calfe

Breckinridge, Pennsylvania

 

GENERAL ENGINEERING

STUDENT ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Student Assistant of the Year is truly the cream of the crop of the general engineering student workforce. They have served the department long enough and demonstrated consistently high levels of work ethic, pleasant attitude, and initiative that sets them apart from those who were named Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant or Outstanding Student Assistant, and other awards presented by the department each year.

Joseph Davis

Clemson,  South Carolina

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

EDWIN J. FREEMAN MEMORIAL AWARD

Recipient of this award is selected for their “all-around” excellence. The award winner is selected by a faculty committee.

Elizabeth Brigham

Austin, Texas

 

MATERIALS SCIENCE and ENGINEERING

THE GILBERT C. ROBINSON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD

Jonah Carmichael

Hoschton, Georgia

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

EASTMAN CHEMICAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

The purpose of the Eastman Chemical fund is to provide awards to outstanding students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A $1,000 award is given.

Myranda Thomas

Clover, South Carolina