Some of the best and brightest students in the Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences were lauded Thursday in an awards ceremony at the Madren Conference Center.

Family, friends and faculty members clapped for students as they accepted Tiger paw-emblazoned plaques and then posed for photos with the college’s dean, Anand Gramopadhye.

Gramopadhye said the awardees represented the next generation of engineers and scientists who will take on the grand challenges of the 21st century.

This year’s college level awardees posed for a photo with Dean Anand Gramopadhye after the Honors and Awards ceremony. Those standing are (left to right) Julia Ann Funk, Hailey N. Mundell, Thomas L. Randall, John Kimsey, Gramopadhye, Jake Flynn, Sakib Mahmud Khan, Gabriel S. Carillo, Sarah Baum and Sarah E. Sandler. Those seated are (left to right) Hannah Cash, Morgan Witherspoon and Alison McRory Balthaser.

This year’s college level awardees posed for a photo with Dean Anand Gramopadhye after the Honors and Awards ceremony. Those standing are (left to right) Julia Ann Funk, Hailey N. Mundell, Thomas L. Randall, John Kimsey, Gramopadhye, Jake Flynn, Sakib Mahmud Khan, Gabriel S. Carillo, Sarah Baum and Sarah E. Sandler. Those seated are (left to right) Hannah Cash, Morgan Witherspoon and Alison McRory Balthaser.

“I urge you to continue to be seekers of truth and knowledge and to use this knowledge wisely to make your corner of the world a better place,” he said to the students. “Be appreciative of all who helped guide you. In the end, the mark of an educated man or woman is measured by their contributions that benefit society.”

The awards honored students for a range of accomplishments in academics, research, leadership and teaching.

The awards are as follows:

 

COLLEGE AWARDS

 

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.

Gabriel S. Carrillo

Clover, South Carolina

Materials Science & 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.

Sarah E. Sandler

Merrick, New York

Materials Science & Engineering

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.

Julia Ann Funk

Duncan, South Carolina

Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

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.

Hailey N. Mundell

Prosperity, South Carolina

Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

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.

Thomas L Randall

Greenwood, South Carolina

School of Computing

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.

Morgan Witherspoon

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Industrial Engineering

J. 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.

Jake Flynn

Mooresville, North Carolina

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.

Alison McRory Balthaser

Avon Lake, Ohio

Bioengineering

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.

Hannah Cash

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Bioengineering

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.

Sakib Mahmud Khan

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Civil 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.

Sarah Baum

Clemson, South Carolina

Chemical & Biomolecular 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.

John Kimsey

Summerville, South Carolina

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

DEPARTMENT AWARDS

 

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

OUTSTANDING PH.D STUDENT OF THE YEAR

his award is chosen by Automotive Engineering faculty members who find that the awarded student has the passion, desire, and work ethic to succeed in classes and in the future workforce.

Veera Aditya Yeera

Hyderabad, India

BIOENGINEERING

THE JONATHAN BLACK UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP IN BIOENGINEERING AWARD

The Jonathan Black Undergraduate Leadership in Bioengineering Award was established in 2011 in honor of  Dr. Jonathan Black, Hunter Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering at Clemson University. This award is given annually to an outstanding undergraduate student in Bioengineering for leadership and service to the department, in addition to scholastic excellence.

Cassidy F. Barringer

Thonotosassa, Florida

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.

Sallye Gathmann

Churchville, New York

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.

Jennifer Paloni

Newtown, Pennsylvania

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Shane Ragusa

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

W.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.

Charles A. Dove

Clemson, South Carolina

Rhodes Most Outstanding Senior Award

Computer Engineering

Joshua W. Harvey

Greer, 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

THOMASM. 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.

Anthony Szwast

Charleston, South Carolina

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.

Hailey MundellAlexandra Stuab

Prosperity, South CarolinaKennesaw, Georgia

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.

Justin Jones

Charleston, South Carolina

GENERAL ENGINEERING

STUDENT ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is presented to the student who has served the department long enough and demonstrated consistently high levels of work ethic, pleasant attitude, and the initiative that sets them apart from those who were named Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant or Outstanding Student Assistant, other award presented by the department each year.

Za’Cori Ross

Columbia, 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.

Emily Huffer

Maryville, Tennessee

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

THE GILBERT C. ROBINSON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD

This award is presented for superior research in Materials Science & Engineering with an outstanding ability to apply basic scientific and engineering principles to the solution of materials and science problems.

Sarah Sandler

Merrick, New York

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

EASTMAN AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

The purpose of the Eastman Award is to provide awards to the most outstanding junior and senior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Carter C. Dwight

Sumter, South Carolina