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May 17, 2016

CBE Student Awards–Spring 2016

May_16 GraduationIt happens every spring............ CBE students garner numerous awards and honors, and 2016 is no exception. What follows is a sampling of student accolades from the 2016 Spring semester:

Kaitlyn Kramer (B.S. '16), a double major in Chemical Engineering and Textile Engineering, is the Women's ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year. A member of the women's cross country and track teams, Kaitlyn is a member of the Omega Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies. She has also been named to the All-ACC Academic Team, the ACC Honor Roll, and has received Capital One Academic All-District honors.

Rising senior Chris Cooper was awarded a prestigious Goldwater Fellowship. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986. The purpose of the Foundation is "to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields." Chris, who works in Professor Michael Dickey's lab, was one of two NCSU students who received the fellowship.

The December '15 and May/summer '16 graduating classes included 17 valedictorians (in most years, CBE has the highest number).

The national AIChE selected our student chapter (Dr. Kim Roberts, Advisor and Alex Pomeroy, President) as an Outstanding Chapter for the 2015-2016 School Year. The award is, "Presented annually to those Student Chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community." The CBE chapter has been a winner 19 out of the last 21 years, including the past seven years in a row.

Graduate student Ahmed A. Mahmoud Gomaa (advised by Dr. Beisel) won first place in the Engineering category at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium. Ahmed received the award for his poster titled "Sequence-specific antimicrobials for treating multidrug-resistant infections."

Graduate student Kenny Mineart (advised by Dr. Spontak) is one of five finalists for the Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science, administered by the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. The Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in the field of polymers and materials research. The winner will be selected at the August 2016 ACS meeting in Philadelphia.

Congratulations to you all!

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