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MSE Undergraduates Honored

MSE Undergraduates Honored

Professor Briber, Chair of the MSE with students at the 2007 A. James Clark School of Engineering Undergraduate Honors and Awards Ceremony. Shown (L to R): Professor Briber, Matthew Castille, winner of an Outstanding Engineering Co-op/Intern Award for his work as an intern at W.L. Gore and Michael Figueroa, winner of the MSE Outstanding Materials Student Service Award for his work as president of the MSE undergraduate student group, MatES. Not shown: Max Grace, winner of the MSE Chairman's Outstanding Senior Award for his work on outreach activities in the Department and his research on on titanium alloys.
Professor Briber, Chair of the MSE with students at the 2007 A. James Clark School of Engineering Undergraduate Honors and Awards Ceremony. Shown (L to R): Professor Briber, Matthew Castille, winner of an Outstanding Engineering Co-op/Intern Award for his work as an intern at W.L. Gore and Michael Figueroa, winner of the MSE Outstanding Materials Student Service Award for his work as president of the MSE undergraduate student group, MatES. Not shown: Max Grace, winner of the MSE Chairman's Outstanding Senior Award for his work on outreach activities in the Department and his research on on titanium alloys.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) students were among the award recipients at the 2006-2007 A. James Clark School of Engineering's Honors and Awards Ceremony, held April 19. The event honors students from all departments who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, research, and contributions to their departments or fields. MSE Professor and Chair Robert M. Briber presented the awards.

This year, the awards and their recipients were:

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Chairman's Outstanding Senior Award

Awarded to Arthur Maxwell Grace
The Chairman's Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a graduating senior for scholarship, leadership, and service to the department. Max Grace will begin his Masters studies in June in the department’s 5-year Bachelors/Masters Program. He has served as the treasurer of the materials student group MatES, and been very involved in student outreach activities for the department. Active in research, Max was awarded one of the first undergraduate Achievement Rewards for College Scientists fellowships at the University of Maryland for his research on room temperature deformation of alpha-titanium alloys.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Outstanding Materials Student Service Award

Awarded to Michael Figueroa
The Outstanding Materials Student Service Award is presented to a graduating senior in the department for outstanding service to the department's recruiting efforts plus service to society. Michael Figueroa, a senior, served as vice president of the materials student group MatES. He has been very active in departmental recruitment efforts and is always willing to speak about materials and the department to groups of parents and students. He has been involved with Professor Al-Sheikhly's research group and plans to attend graduate school in the fall.

The Outstanding Engineering Co-op/Intern Award

Awarded to Matthew Castille
The The Outstanding Engineering Co-op/Intern Award is presented to selected students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence, exceptional work performance, and remarkable potential for a successful career in engineering, while participating in a cooperative learning or internship opportunity. Matthew has been an intern for W.L. Gore and Associates and New West Technologies. His supervisors at W.L. Gore say, "Matt is extremely enthusiastic and shows a passion for learning and discovery. The ability to openly question and challenge ideas is something we highly value and Matt has an innate ability to do that. He...(is) a standout among the other interns."

Congratulations!

April 26, 2007


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