Engineering

2017 College of Engineering Undergraduate Student Awards

Update: Photos from the Undergraduate Student Awards are available on Flickr.

DAVIS, Calif.; May 22, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering will recognize outstanding students and scholars at the college’s 2017 Undergraduate Student Awards on May 31. These students demonstrate the best in leadership, academic achievement, and service both in and out of the classroom.

Student scholars and department citation award winners will be honored on Wednesday, May 31 at the UC Davis Conference Center from 3 – 5 p.m. Photos of the awards ceremony will be available after the event on the College of Engineering’s Flickr.

RSVPs to the event are requested.

2017 Scholar Award Winners

Donors have provided scholarship support to the following UC Davis College of Engineering students:

Astronaut Scholar Award Recipient:
Huan Xue – Aerospace Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Boeing Scholar Award Recipients:
Shane Cody – Aerospace Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Kyle Goff – Computer Engineering
Raquel Keil – Mechanical Engineering
Ryan Leung – Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Samir Townsley – Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

The Boeing Scholar Award is made possible by the Boeing Corporation.

Chevron Scholar Award Recipients:
Jonathan Cubanski – Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science & Engineering
Nicolas Dante Dilliott – Civil Engineering
Robert Good – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kaden Jeppesen – Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science & Engineering
Wyatt Liao – Chemical Engineering
Xuyi Long, transfer student – Mechanical Engineering
Eric Manouchehri – Chemical Engineering
Josue Pimentel Mora – Civil Engineering
Jasmin McInerney – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Austin Parrish – Mechanical Engineering
Cody Parrott – Civil Engineering
Nicole Peacock – Mechanical Engineering
Anna Pischer – Chemical Engineering
Eduardo Rodriguez – Mechanical Engineering
Alexandra Camille San Pablo – Civil Engineering
Kevin Tang – Chemical Engineering
Brandon Walburg – Civil Engineering
Kevin Zhang – Chemical Engineering

The Chevron Scholar Award is made possible by the Chevron Corporation.

Cunningham Engineering Scholar Award Recipient:
Corinne Canepa – Civil Engineering

The Cunningham Engineering Scholar Award is made possible by the Cunningham Engineering Corporation.

Micron Scholar Award Recipients:
Jose Higareda – Electrical Engineering
Gabriel Lee – Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
Vega Sood – Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

The Micron Scholar Award is made possible by Micron Technology, Inc.

Phillips 66 Scholar Award Recipients:
Benjamin Chang – Chemical Engineering
Diego Docto – Chemical Engineering
Ross Lai – Chemical Engineering
Denise Monahan – Chemical Engineering
Jacob Needels – Mechanical Engineering
Susana Ramirez Perez – Mechanical Engineering
Emma Willard – Chemical Engineering

The Phillips 66 Scholar Award is made possible by the Phillips 66 Company.

Texas Instruments Scholar Award Recipients:
Nick Alvarez – Electrical Engineering
Veronica Contreras – Electrical Engineering
Ranil Ganlath – Electrical Engineering
Sean Peter Gosiaco – Computer Engineering
Yoon Keun Lee – Electrical Engineering

The Texas Instruments Scholar Award is made possible by Texas Instruments, Inc.

Won Family Scholar Award Recipients:
Amanda Braun – Mechanical Engineering
Danielle Charleston – Civil Engineering
Thomas Chen – Computer Science & Engineering
Cheryl Fichter – Chemical Engineering
Abdulmalek Mohamed Al Kabsh – Aerospace Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

The Won Family Scholar Award is made possible by the Won family.

2017 Department Citation Award Winners

The following students are recognized by their departments for exemplary achievements or service:

Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Julie Meyers – Biological Systems Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Emmet Francis – Biomedical Engineering
Jeffrey Ma – Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Keiko Fong – Biochemical Engineering
Shayla Nikzad – Chemical Engineering
Patrick (Obin) Sturm – Chemical Engineering
Kevin Tom – Biochemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kelly Andrews – Civil Engineering
Carlene Chow – Civil Engineering
John Engel – Civil Engineering
Marie-Pierre Kippen – Civil Engineering
Miles Mok – Civil Engineering

Computer Science
Vishal Chakraborty – Computer Science
Naji Dmeiri – Computer Science & Engineering
Matthew Martin – Computer Science & Engineering
Cassidy Shen – Computer Science
Douglas Sherman – Computer Science
Arvinder Singh – Computer Science & Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sean Huang – Electrical Engineering
Xiaonan Jiang – Electrical Engineering
Yiyuan Tu – Computer Engineering
Samuel Wagner – Electrical Engineering

Materials Science Engineering
Emily Beeman – Materials Science and Engineering
Ryan Kopa – Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nicholas Caruso – Mechanical Engineering
Ashley Osborne – Mechanical Engineering
Braden Tinucci – Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering
Adam Zufall – Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Science and Engineering

M.S. Ghausi College Medal

The M.S. Ghausi Medal – named for Mohammed S. Ghausi, a former Dean of the College of Engineering – is awarded each year to one outstanding graduating senior. The 2017 Ghausi Medal goes to Emmet Francis from the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

A Regents Scholar who has been on the Dean’s list every quarter, Emmet stands out among the top students in his department and the College of Engineering. His nominators note that he is exceptionally bright, but at the same time humble, unfailingly friendly, and utterly reliable.

Emmet’s accolades include authorship on three high-impact journal manuscripts already published or under revision, one podium talk and one poster presentation at an international conference, a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF), and travel awards from the Biophysical Society and the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center. He also gave a talk at the 2017 UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference. In the fall, Emmet will pursue a Ph.D. focusing on cellular biophysics in the College of Engineering at UC Davis.

Congratulations to the 2017 outstanding student scholars and department citation award winners.