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Dean's List and Dean's Scholars

An undergraduate student who completes twelve or more (nine or more in summer terms) graded credits with all grades of "A", and no grades of "I", "X", or "U", is named a Dean’s Scholar.

An undergraduate student who completes twelve or more (nine or more in summer terms) graded credits with the grades of "A", "B", or "C" and a 3.5 grade-point average, with no grades of "I", "X", "U", "D", or "F", is named to the Dean’s List. Grades of "P" are not prohibited in Dean’s List qualifications, but cannot be used to meet the graded-credits minimum requirement.

Honor certificates are available online for Speed School.  To retrieve Dean's Scholar or Dean's List Certificate:

    • Log into your student U-Link account
    • Choose the Student Services tab
    • Click on the menu item "Deans Certificates"
    • Choose the certificate and semester you wish to access.

J. B. Speed School of Engineering Honors and Awards

The following honors and awards were presented on April 22 at the Speed Art Museum. View photos from the 2014 ceremony.

University Awards:

Guy Stevenson Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies - 2014 Recipient: Robert James Loomis III 
The Stevenson Award is presented to a doctoral degree recipient who excels in scholarship, leadership, and other areas within his or her discipline. The recipient of the award will carry the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies banner at commencement ceremonies.

School-wide Awards:

Lewis S. Streng Award - 2014 Recipient: Michael McCreary
A plaque and cash award is presented to the honor graduate of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering receiving the Master of Engineering degree.
Robert C. Ernst Award - 2014 Recipient: Austin Brownlow
A plaque and cash award is presented each year to the engineering student who is the honor graduate of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering receiving the Bachelor of Science degree.
Bennett M. Brigman Award - 2014 Recipient: Olivia Ryan
A plaque and cash award is given each year to the Master of Engineering student who most nearly attains the objectives of the School.
William S. Speed Award - 2014 Recipient: Craig Roaden
A plaque and cash award is given to the graduating senior for having contributed the most services to the School.
Alfred T. Chen Memorial Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipients: Samantha Manning (BE), Amelia Gandara (CHE), Joshua Bush (CEE), Samuel Dicken (CECS), Cynthia Smith (ECE), Lance Sublett (IE), and Dane Michael (ME)
This award is for a Graduate/Professional student pursuing the Master of Engineering degree in any field. The recipient is selected on the basis of scholarship.
J. B. Speed School of Engineering Alumni Award - 2014 Recipient: Tyler Dorsey
A plaque and cash award is presented each year to the member of the graduating class who has achieved the greatest distinction in professional and extracurricular activities within the School and the University.
Departmental Alumni Prizes - 2014 Recipients: Matthew Venard (BE), Craig Roaden (CHE), Kevin McKeel (CEE), Jason Chodyniecki (CECS), Karl Fleischmann (ECE), Ehsan Khodabhandeh (IE), and Trent Lowry (ME)
These cash prizes and certificates are awarded by the Speed School Alumni Association to outstanding Graduate/Professional Students nominated by each department.

Martha & Frank Diebold Award to Inspire Engineering for Change - 2014 Recipients: Ahmed El-Barkouky, Samuel Ellis, Venkata Gullapalli, and Ali Mahmoud
Through a generous gift from Martha and Frank Diebold, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering and the Community Foundation of Louisville, Inc. are pleased to announce a scholarship award for students who best support or implement a project in accord with the Engineering for Change (E4C) Mission Statement, which is as follows: E4C is a dynamic and growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates whose mission is to improve quality of life in communities around the world by facilitating the development of affordable, locally appropriate and sustainable solutions to the most pressing humanitarian challenges.
 
Outstanding Student Award - Recipients: Mostafa Farag (Dec. 2013), Daniel Allgeier (May 2014)
This award goes to the Speed School graduate who most exemplifies the attributes of the college, which include, but are not limited to character, leadership, service and scholarship. The recipient is honored in the University Commencement Book, and serves as banner bearer, leading the Speed School graduates into the University Wide Commencement Ceremony. There is one award for the May commencement and one for the December commencement.

University Honors Scholars - Recipients: Jessica Kruszewski (CHE), Matthew Robeson (CHE), Nicole Seigal (IE),  Hagan Bush (ME), and Dane Michael (ME)
The University Honors Scholars Program is a program within Honors intended to expand and enhance Honors education. Since its inception in 1999, the number of Honors students who have chosen to enrich their education with the many benefi ts of University Honors Scholars recognition has steadily grown to over 250 current members of the Honors community. University Honors Scholars are characterized by their high level of academic achievement and their commitment to the value of Honors education.

Engineering Fundamentals Department, Tau Beta Pi Awards - Recipients: Outstanding Freshman Award, Josiah Hardin (2012-2013); Outstanding Sophomore Award,  Morgan Hahnert (2012-2013)
The Engineering Fundamentals Department and the student chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, present freshman and sophomore awards annually.  These awards are based on scholastic standing and courses completed at Speed School.
John Mark Mann Memorial Scholarship - 2014 Recipients: Keri Cromwell and Jennifer Dooley
A memorial scholarship fund has been established by the family and friends of John Mark Mann, an alumnus of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering.  The income from this fund provides a scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving student, with first preference given to female students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.  The scholarship is awarded to high achievers with consideration for financial need.
Society of Women Engineers - Student Section Award - 2014 Recipient: Rachel O’Conner
This award is presented to the student who has guided the student chapter the most this year and helped membership in the chapter expand.

Departmental Awards:

Bioengineering Department

Joseph Henry Award In Translational Bioengineering - 2014 Recipient: Olivia Ryan
Joseph Henry (1797-1878) was a brilliant scientist who gave his ideas away to other inventors. The discoverer of mutual and self-inductance, and the electromagnetic relay, Henry influenced many prolific inventors such as Morse (telegraph), Marcone (radio), and Bell (telephone). However, because Henry did not protect his research, he never profited or was publicly recognized for his contributions. Thus, the Joseph Henry Award in Translational Bioengineering is based on Henry’s passion for helping translate others’ ideas into intellectual property (IP). This annual award recognizes an innovative MEng student who has, by the basis of their research and development, potentially created new IP (sole or co-inventor) and has filed an invention disclosure. The student will be awarded a $1,000 check and will have their name and the year they received the award embossed on the Joseph Henry Award Trophy, prominently displayed in the BE department.
Rolando "Chip" Cheng, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Young Choi
This award is in honor of the late Rolando “Chip” Cheng, Jr, an alumnus and graduate student of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering (BS ECE 2000), whose zest for life, love of friends and family, and dreams of developing medical devices to help save patients' lives made the world a better place.   The funds for this award have been provided by an endowed memorial scholarship in Chip’s name to recognize a bioengineering student in the graduating class whose character reflects humanitarianism, innovative mind, and entrepreneurial spirit.  The student receives a scholarship, a plaque and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque.
Mickey R. Wilhelm Achievement Award - 2014 Recipient: Marie Hensley
This award is in honor of Dr. Mickey R. Wilhelm, Dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, for his commitment and dedication to the inception and development of the Department of Bioengineering in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.  The funds for this award have been provided by a gift from The Kroger Company to recognize a bioengineering student in the graduating class whose character, integrity, industry, leadership skills and persevering attitude identifies them with a high potential for success. The student receives a scholarship, a plaque and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque.
Jerry and Pat Sturgeon Academic Excellence Award - 2014 Recipient: Gregory States
This award is in honor of Gerald “Jerry” E. Sturgeon, an alumnus of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering (Assoc. Engr. Techn. ‘77), and his wife Pat for their outstanding generosity to the Department of Bioengineering.  The income from the endowment established in their names provides a scholarship which is awarded annually to the student achieving the highest scholastic performance after completing their Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering. The student receives a scholarship, a plaque and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque.
Judi Olsen Endowed Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Nicholas Allen
This award is in honor of the late Judi Cooper Olsen, Director of Development for J.B. Speed School at the University of Louisville. Judi touched so many lives with her warm smile, devotion to others, and beautiful spirit inside and out. In her honor, we are all challenged to carry out her legacy of love and happiness on earth: live life to the absolute fullest, spread love and happiness unconditionally, and enjoy the wonders of this beautiful world, and the people in it. A plaque and cash award is given to a junior or senior undergraduate bioengineering student with a 3.0 or greater GPA and shares Judi’s dedication to the development and clinical translation of medical devices to improve patient outcomes and restore quality of life. 

Chemical Engineering Department

The Max A. Stoler Memorial Award - 2014 Recipient: Tyler Dorsey
With due consideration for an outstanding academic record, this award recognizes a chemical engineer in the graduating class whose leadership, industry, and integrity marks the student as one with the potential for future achievement.
Earl Gerhard Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Amelia Gandara
This scholarship will be awarded to a student in a master's degree program in Chemical Engineering on the basis of academic excellence and personal motivation.
Donald F. Othmer Academic Excellence Award - 2014 Recipient: Morgan Hahnert
An award given to a student who has the highest scholastic standing after completing the first three years of the Chemical Engineering program.
D. A. Richards/G.E. Memorial Scholarship - 2014 Recipients: Heather Cole, Koby Dixon,
Abigail Hoskins, Trung Pham, and Volodymyr Yanchenko
A tuition scholarship for a post baccalaureate student in Chemical Engineering is based on academic attainment and research aptitude.
Robert Neiman Memorial Scholarships - 2014 Recipients: Corey Bond, Amelia Gandara,
Autumn Gibson, Nicholas Hammond, Jacob Kennison, Joseph Riddle, Matthew Robeson, John Tatarko and Amaya Garcia-Timko
Memorial scholarships providing a scholarship to be awarded annually to a deserving student in the Master of Engineering program in Chemical Engineering on the basis of academic excellence and to an upcoming fourth year student in the Master of Engineering program in Chemical Engineering on the basis of academic excellence.
Marathon Petroleum Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Meghan Ziegler
The Marathon Petroleum Corporation has established a scholarship for a deserving non-traditional student.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Kentucky Section ASCE Scholarship - 2014 Recipients: Emily Hann and Andrew Wischerth
The Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presents this scholarship to a professional school student in Civil Engineering who demonstrates superior service to the student community.
Caldwell Tanks Company Scholarship - 2014 Recipients: Kristian Conway and Caitlin Johnson
The Caldwell Tanks Company presents a scholarship to a Civil Engineering
student selected by the department faculty.
Hazelet & Erdal Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Joshua Bush
The Hazelet & Erdal consulting firm (now BRW) established an endowment for this scholarship for a student majoring in Civil Engineering. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.
Steve V. Bilyeu Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Mary Landgrave
This endowment supports a renewable scholarship for students seeking a civil engineering degree at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering. Preference is given to students classifi ed as sophomore or higher and who demonstrate financial need.

Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department

John H. Simester Award - 2014 Recipient: Cyrus Halahel
The award is given to the Computer Engineering and Computer Science program graduate who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing in the five year engineering program at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering.
Raymond I. Fields Award - 2014 Recipients: Ian Ledrick
The award is given to the Computer Engineering and Computer Science graduate who has contributed the most to the department and school in leadership and service.
ACM Distinguished Student Award - 2014 Recipient: Nicholas Sabel
The award is given by the Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery to honor a student of the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department who has made a significant contribution to the student chapter.
CSE Doctoral Award - 2014 Recipients: Anala Pandit and Hisham Sliman
The award is given to a Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student selected by the CECS department. Priority is given to those pursuing academic/research careers.
CECS Co-op of the year Award - 2014 Recipient: Andrew Mairose
This award recognizes an outstanding CECS student who has successfully completed a co-op and nominated by his employer and/or a CECS faculty. Evaluation is based on student’s statement about the co-op experience and the student contribution to the employer.
CECS Master of Science Award - 2014 Recipient: Daniel Gunter
The award is given to the Computer Science graduate who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing in the departmental Master of Science program.
CECS Arthur M. Riehl Award - 2014 Recipients: Nawaf Ali and Harry Talamini
The award is given to a graduate/professional student with excellent academic performance and contributions to the department activities.
CECS Outstanding Undergraduate Award - 2014 Recipients: John Landgrave and Noy Schaal
The award is given to a CECS undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence and potential for future achievements. The recipient is selected by the CECS faculty.
IEEE Outstanding CECS Student Award - 2014 Recipients:  Anis Hamdi and Hamdi Jenzri
The IEE Louisville Chapter honors two outstanding students upon the recommendation of CECS faculty.
Gwong Sun Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: David Exe
The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in CECS with an outstanding academic record and potential for achievement in their professional career. The award is given in honor of Dr. Gwong Sun who joined the Speed School faculty in 1978 and served with dedication until his death in 2003.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Samuel T. Fife Outstanding Master of Engineering Graduate in Electrical Engineering Award - 2014 Recipients: Andrew McGinnis
The Louisville Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers annually presents an award to the Electrical Engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing by the end of the third year of study. The award consists of an Electrical Engineering handbook provided by the IEEE and a cash award provided by the Fife family.
Samuel T. Fife Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipient: Eric Goetz
This scholarship award is given annually to the Electrical Engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing by the end of the first year of study in the Professional School of Engineering.
M. Gordon Northrop Student Activities Award - 2014 Recipient: Kasey Shirley
The Louisville Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers annually presents an award to the Electrical Engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has contributed most to the student branch activities. The award consists of an Electrical Engineering handbook.
IEEE Outstanding Student Awards - 2014 Recipients: Evan Buelt and Christopher Peveler
 The University of Louisville Student Branch of IEEE honors two outstanding students.
Electrical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award - 2014 Recipients: Fahmi Khalifa, Ali Mahmoud, MJ Negahdar, Matthew Nitzken, and Ahmed Soliman
This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarship in the Graduate Program in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering.
James D. Barnhouse Memorial Scholarship - 2014 Recipients: Samuel Hall, Kareem Moulana
and John Purcell
 The scholarship is presented to support a deserving student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. The award is in memory of james D. Barnhouse, a Speed School graduate (BEE '70), who was responsible for the design and implementation of the Community Core exhibits at Walt Disney's EPCOT Center.
Theobald Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipients:  Amir Alansary, Ahmed El-Barkouky,
Mark Elliott, Mahmoud Mostapha, Matthew Nitzken and Ahmed Soliman
The Edward J. and Eunice B. Theobald Scholarship Fund has been established to provide income that will be used for a scholarship to be awarded to a full-time Electrical and Computer Engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering. This scholarship is awarded to a student who best demonstrates academic achievement, entrepreneurial spirit, civic involvement, and a commitment to engineering science..

Industrial Engineering Department

Thomas L. Ward Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipient: Lance Sublett
This award is given annually to the senior industrial engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who demonstrates the highest level of academic achievement.
Institute of Industrial Engineers Activity Award - 2014 Recipient: Keri Cromwell
This award is given annually to an industrial engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has contributed most to the activities of the University of Louisville Chapter 902 of the IIE.
Louis D. Brandeis Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipient: Matt McCoy
This award is given annually to the industrial engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has demonstrated both scholarly achievement and the promise of corresponding professional attainment.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipient: Hengfeng Gu
The award is given annually to the student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has demonstrated, through scholarly achievement and research, the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Manufacturing Engineering.
Frederick W. Taylor Award - 2014 Recipient: Erin Gerber
This award is given to an outstanding student in Engineering Management Program. It is given in memory of Frederick W. Taylor, a pioneer in the practice, study, and teaching of management in technological enterprises.
Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Award - 2014 Recipient: Nachiket Patil
This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarship in the Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Award - 2014 Recipient: Scott Hoover
This award is given annually to the PhD student who is judged to have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the completion and defense of an Industrial Engineering doctoral dissertation.
American Society For Quality Scholarship Award - 2014 Recipients: Randy Walker
An award given annually to an Electrical and Computer Engineering student who has demonstrated, through scholarly achievement and research, the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Quality.

Mechanical Engineering Department

American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Section Award - 2014 Recipient: Richard Stephan III
An award given to the student who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the activities of the Student Section of ASME.
Hsing Chuang Award for Excellence in Graduate Study - 2014 Recipient: Andrew Work
A plaque and a cash award are given annually to a Mechanical Engineering graduate student. Criteria include a strong scholastic record, demonstrated creativity in research or design, and participation in professional societies.
Mechanical Engineering Department Academic Achievement Awards - 2014 Recipients: Peter Heiniger (Sophomore), Daniel Book (Junior), Christopher Jaynes (Senior), Daniel Allgeier (Graduate Professional)
These awards, consisting of a plaque and cash prize, are given to Mechanical Engineering students at the sophomore, junior, senior and graduate professional level with the highest cumulative academic standing in their class.
ASME - Pi Tau Sigma Award - 2014 Recipient: Elijah Lammpin
The Mechanical Engineering Department annually awards a plaque and cash prize an outstanding student with membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma.
Award for Excellence in Cooperative Education - 2014 Recipient: Jarrett Cathey
Each year, a plaque is given to the Mechanical Engineering student with the most productive cooperative internship, as measured by employer comments and quality of the final report.
The George W. Springstube Scholarship - 2014 Recipient: Kurt Wittmer
This fund was established by Lisa Lindsey and Steven Lindsey to help provide financial support to a Kentucky resident attending the J. B. Speed School of Engineering majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Zeon Chemical Company Fellowship - 2014 Recipient: Dane Michael
Zeon Chemicals, Inc. established a full tuition award to be given to a graduating Mechanical or Chemical engineering student that will be pursuing their Master of Engineering degree at the Speed School of Engineering. The award is given on a rotating schedule to students in the Mechanical and Chemical engineering programs.

Updated: 05.07.2014


 
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