Recognizing High Achievers

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 14 at the Speed Art Museum. View photos from the 2013 ceremony.

University Awards:

Guy Stevenson Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies - 2013 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 - 2013 Recipient: J. Ryan Frazier 
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 - 2013 Recipient: Matthew Sleiman
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 - 2013 Recipient: Nathan Armentrout
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 - 2013 Recipient: Cristina Heisler
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 - 2013 Recipient: Marcella Kennedy
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 - 2013 Recipient: Patrick Ervin
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 - 2013 Recipients: Devonnah Woodruff (BE), Carmen Miralda (CHE), Brooks Benton (CEE), Michael Brown (CECS), Nicholas Kitsos (ECE), Jose Bejarano (IE), and Amanda Wolsiefer (ME)
These cash prizes and certificates are awarded by the Speed School Alumni Association to outstanding Graduate/Professional Students nominated by each department.
Outstanding Student Award - Recipients: Adrian Fletcher (Dec. 2012), J. Ryan Frazier (May 2013)
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.
Engineering Fundamentals Department, Tau Beta Pi Awards - Recipients: Outstanding Freshman Award, Morgan Hahnert (2011-2012); Outstanding Sophomore Award,  Jessica Kruszewski (2011-2012)
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 - 2013 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 - 2013 Recipient: Laura Sievers
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 - 2013 Recipient: Dhruvinkumar Patel
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 - 2013 Recipient: Rea Rostosky
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 - 2013 Recipients: Ishita Jain
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 - 2013 Recipients: Patrick McClure and Olivia Ryan
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 - 2013 Recipient: Blossom Prevette
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 - 2013 Recipient: Alexandria Bube
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 - 2013 Recipient: Jonathan Jones
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 - 2013 Recipient: Michael McCreary
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 - 2013 Recipients: Richard Korte, Michael McCreary, Rima Patel, and  Eli Wilborn
A tuition scholarship for a post baccalaureate student in Chemical Engineering is based on academic attainment and research aptitude.
Robert Neiman Memorial Scholarships - 2013 Recipients: Quan Do, Tyler Dorsey, Abigail Hoskins, 
Robert Knear-Bell, and Nicholas Tavernaro
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 - 2013 Recipient: Heather Cole
The Marathon Petroleum Corporation has established a scholarship for a deserving non-traditional student.
Zeon Chemical Company Fellowship - 2013 Recipient: Cory Milligan
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.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

F.W. Schoettler Scholarship - 2013 Recipient: Matthew Rhoads
The F.W. Schoettler endowment provides a scholarship to the Civil Engineering student with the highest G.P.A. entering the Master of Engineering program.
Kentucky Section ASCE Scholarship - 2013 Recipients: Marcella Kennedy and Gregory Morreau
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.
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers - Louisville Chapter - 2013 Recipients: Marcella Kennedy and Thor Steffen
The Louisville Chapter of the KSPE awards a scholarship to a chapter member who can demonstrate through engineering studies and extra-curricular involvement that he/she has provided the greatest contribution to the engineering profession while maintaining a commendable G.P.A..
Hazelet & Erdal Scholarship - 2013 Recipient: Thor Steffen
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.
David W. Wright – Public Works Scholarship - 2013 Recipient: Kevin McKeel
Qk4, a diverse multi-state engineering, architectural design, planning and construction management company, donated this scholarship to honor one of their founding partners and Speed School alumnus, David W. Wright. It is awarded to a student pursuing the Master of Engineering degree in the public works specialty area.
Amar C. Singla – Facilities Scholarship - 2013 Recipient: Stephanie Coffey
Qk4, a diverse multi-state engineering, architectural design, planning and construction management company, donated this scholarship to honor one of their founding partners and Speed School alumnus, Amar C. Singla. It is awarded to a student pursuing the Master of Engineering degree in the facilities specialty area.

Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department

John H. Simester Award - 2013 Recipient: Matthew Sleiman
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 - 2013 Recipients: James Murphy
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 - 2013 Recipient: Joshua Chase
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 - 2013 Recipients: Artur Abdullin and William Mattingly
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 - 2013 Recipient: Collin Wainscott
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 - 2013 Recipient: Tegjyot Sethi
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 - 2013 Recipients:  Ahmad Firjani and Basheer Hawwash
The award is given to a graduate/professional student with excellent academic performance and contributions to the department activities.
CECS Outstanding Undergraduate Award - 2013 Recipients: Cyrus Halahel
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 - 2013 Recipients:  Jason Chodyniecki and Richard Paris
The IEE Louisville Chapter honors two outstanding students upon the recommendation of CECS faculty.
Gwong Sun Scholarship - 2013 Recipient: Nicholas Sabel
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 - 2013 Recipients: J. Ryan Frazier
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 - 2013 Recipient: Austin Brownlow
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 - 2013 Recipient: Nicholas Kitsos
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 - 2009 Recipients: Andrew McGinnis and Richard Paris
The University of Louisville Student Branch of IEEE honors two outstanding students.
Electrical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award - 2013 Recipients: Aly Abdelrahim, Mostafa Abdelrahman, Eslam Mostafa, 
Matthew Nitzken, Ahmed Shalaby, and Vahid Tavakoli
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 - 2013 Recipients: Michael Ray
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 - 2013 Recipients:  Mostafa Abdelrahman, Aly Abdelrahim, 
Ahmed Elnakip, Fahmi Khalifa, Heba Farag, 
Karl Fleischmann, Andrew McGinnis, 
Eslam Mostafa, Mohammadjavad Negahdar, 
Michael Ray, and Ahmed Shalaby
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 - 2013 Recipient: Joshua Lamping
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 - 2013 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 - 2013 Recipient: Belinda Casanova
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 - 2013 Recipient: Karthik Nadimpalli
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 - 2013 Recipient: Erin Johnson
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 - 2013 Recipient: Guangyang Xu
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 - 2013 Recipient: Rajesh Hadavale
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 - 2013 Recipients: Lauren Stewart
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 - 2013 Recipient: Emily Robison
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 - 2013 Recipient: Matthew Boian
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 - 2013 Recipients: James Dowell (Sophomore), Chris Jaynes (Junior), Dane Michael (Senior), Alex Singer (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 - 2013 Recipient: Andrew Work
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 - 2013 Recipient: Randy Schuette
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 - 2013 Recipient: Samuel Wills
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.

Updated: 05.15.2013