Reca M. Caballer, 2020 Ghausi Medal recipient.

June 05, 2020

By Francesca Ross

The UC Davis College of Engineering congratulates the students who have received Outstanding Senior Awards, Department Citations and Scholar Awards. These students demonstrate the best in leadership, academic achievement and service both in and out of the classroom.

2020 M.S. Ghausi Medal

The M.S. Ghausi Medal is named after the College of Engineering’s third dean, Mohammed S. Ghausi. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon one outstanding graduating senior from the College of Engineering. This year’s Ghausi Medal recipient is Reca M. Caballero from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. To learn more about Reca’s experience at UC Davis, click here

2020 Outstanding Senior Award Winners

The Outstanding Senior Awards recognize graduating seniors who have made significant contributions to the learning environment through active academic engagement at UC Davis. This prestigious award is given to seniors across campus and is distinct from the departmental awards. Each College of Engineering department selects one graduating senior per major. 

Aerospace Science & Engineering
Award recipient record is confidential*

Biochemical Engineering
Chun-Chiao Yang

Biological Systems Engineering
Aya Suzuki

Biomedical Engineering
Reca M. Caballero

Chemical Engineering
Alexander Pell

Civil Engineering                                
Van Willem Peralta

Computer Engineering
Runlin Guo

Computer Science and Engineering
Andrei Blebea

Electrical Engineering
Kenneth Dano

Environmental Engineering
Berkley Anderson

Materials Science & Engineering
Award recipient record is confidential*

Mechanical Engineering
Reiko Yoshizawa

2020 Department Citation Award Winners

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

Aerospace Science and Engineering
Safa Andrew Bakhshi
Dominic James Stephen

Biochemical Engineering
No citations awarded this year

Biomedical Engineering
Reca M. Caballero

Biological Systems Engineering
Kia Canning
Taylor Charlesworth
Bennett Evans
Jose de Jesus Marquez
Ivan Wongso

Chemical Engineering
Ka Chun “Joe” Chan 
Derek Wadsworth

Civil Engineering
Carissa Abraham
Nathan Love
Van Willem Peralta
Emily Meyers
Kevin Ruffler
Julia Semmens

Computer Engineering
Taspon Gonggiatgul
Eric Truong

Computer Science and Engineering
Award recipient record is confidential*

Electrical Engineering
Creston Dupree
Tyler Shepard
Wai Cheong Tsoi

Materials Science and Engineering
Raegan Taylor
Louie Zhong

Mechanical Engineering
Justin Diec

2020 Chevron Scholar Award Winners

Chevron Scholar Award recipients come from multiple majors across the college and are managed by the College of Engineering Undergraduate Dean’s Office. The Chevron Scholar Award is made possible by the Chevron Corporation.

Siqi Chai, Computer Science and Engineering
William Chen, Civil Engineering
Jacqueline Enriquez, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Carwyn Gambling, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Sergio Jimenez, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Serena Kutney, Chemical Engineering
Nathan Lemos, Civil Engineering
Alex Lewis, Mechanical Engineering
Chidubem Nnaji, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Laura Turcios, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Faisal Umerani, Computer Science & Engineering and Applied Math
Martin Vega-Martinez, Mechanical Engineering


All other scholarships for College of Engineering students are managed by the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships office as well as the College of Engineering’s eight academic departments.

Dean’s Honors List

To see the quarterly Dean’s Honors List, click here.

*Note: If you do not see your name on the website, it is because your directory listing is confidential. If you would like to have your name published please complete a consent to release your directory information for this purpose and email the completed form to