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CEAA Awards honor students, staff

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Cornell Engineering Alumni Association held its annual awards banquet April 10.

Walker M. White M.S. ‘98, Ph.D. ‘00, a lecturer in computer science, received the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year award. The award recognizes a tenure-track professor as one of the college’s most outstanding teachers. Tau Beta Pi selects faculty nominated by students.

David Schneider M.S. ‘06, Ph.d. ‘07, a lecturer in systems engineering, received the Academic Achievement Award. The award recognizes non-tenure-track staff and lecturers who go well beyond their job duties for advising, teaching, and general help to students and who enhance undergraduate education outside of the classroom. Directors and chairs of the college’s schools and departments nominate individuals for this award, and the final selection is made by the office of the associate dean for Engineering Undergraduate Programs.

Tim Abbot '15 ChemE won the Undergraduate Research Award for his work in Julius Lucks’ lab, helping to create new technology that can characterize RNA structures inside cells.

Cornell University Genetically Engineering Machines received the Albert R. George Student Team Award, given in honor of Al George, the John F. Carr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who has been an active member of the engineering community, particularly with the Cornell Formula SAE team, for over 23 years.

The Student Organization Award was shared by Cornell chapters of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Tau Beta Pi. Student and student group award recipients are recommended by the college’s faculty and staff, and the final selection is made by the office of the associate dean for Engineering Undergraduate Programs.

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