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UNM School of Engineering Celebrates Students, Faculty and Staff in Awards Ceremony

May 16, 2011

aa-crowdThe UNM School of Engineering handed out 26 awards to members of the school in a celebration that included a buffet lunch and music at the Centennial Engineering Building on Friday.

The awards celebrate work done during the current academic year and are a long standing tradition at the school. “We’re here to honor the students, staff and faculty that really stood out this academic year,” said Arup Maji, interim dean. “It’s an opportunity for all of us to get together on a beautiful sunny afternoon and enjoy each others’ company.” Approximately 450 people attended the event, including Professor Gruia-Catalin Roman, who joins the school as dean on July 1.

Two student projects were on display for the event: the 2011 Lobo Motorsports car, a formula racecar designed and built by students in a three semester class, and the steel bridge, a project created for a regional civil engineering competition.

Student Awards

Outstanding students are selected based on a variety of criteria such as GPA, research and service to the School. Each of the five departments in the School of Engineering selects students to receive the awards.

Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Student Awards

Civil Engineering Student Awards

Computer Engineering Student Awards

Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Awards

Mechanical Engineering Student Awards

The QForma Award is given to the most outstanding computations M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation within the current academic year.

Faculty Awards

Faculty awardees are nominated by their department chair and are selected by the School of Engineering Administrative Committee. The faculty awards are separated into five categories.

Faculty Awards

Staff Awards

Staff members are nominated by faculty and staff from the school and recipients are selected by the school academic and department administrators. The criteria for selecting outstanding staff include attitude, performance, contribution and initiative.

Staff awards