Throughout the semester many CBE students were recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments. A few of the accomplishments are reported below:
Taylor Thornton (Citizenship and Service), David Williams (Humanities), Claire Kilmer (Scholarship), Shivalik Daga (Leadership), and Meghan Wilt (Scholarship) (left-to-right in the photo) received CBE Outstanding Senior Awards. The awards were acknowledged at the Engineers' Council spring banquet.
A total of fourteen ChE's graduated as valedictorians in December 2013 and May 2014: Kelsey Boykin, Nicholas Capets, Allison Coats, Andrew Crothers, Lisa D'Costa, Juhi Fernandes, Haley Hanes, Claire Kilmer, Lauren Lownes, Michael Naclerio, Bryan Raborn, Matthew Shurer, Ryan Vest and Meghan Wilt.
Andrew Crothers was named a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The Fellowships are presented "to candidates in their early careers who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering." Andrew graduated in December 2013 with a double major in chemical engineering and economics, and is currently participating in a post-baccalaureate internship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In Fall 2014, he'll pursue a PhD in chemical engineering at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. Past Fellowship recipients include numerous Nobel Prize winners; former U. S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; Google founder, Sergey Brin; and former chair of the U. S. Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.
Graduate students Cathy Fromen (advised by Prof. DeSimone) and Daniel Morales (advised by Profs. Velev and Dickey) were selected in a national competition to be two of eight student speakers invited to present their research at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Council for Chemical Research (CCR). According to the meeting program, the Student Leader Session featured "talks from PhD students whose academic excellence and research portend the chemical sciences in 2050." Cathy's presentation is "Pulmonary Delivery of PRINT Nanoparticles for Novel Vaccine Strategies." Daniel's presentation is "Fundamentals and Applications of Hydrogel Actuation for Sensing and Soft Robotics"
Three CBE graduate students were selected by the University Graduate Student Association to receive Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Nathan Galinsky, Katherine Phillips, and Arya Shafiefarhood received their awards in a ceremony at the McKimmon Center.
Congratulations to all these students! Your accomplishments reflect well on the department.