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Undergraduate Honors and Awards Recipients, 2007-2008

Undergraduate Honors and Awards Recipients, 2007-2008

Left to right: MSE Professor and Chair Robert M. Briber, Maeling Tapp, Christina Senagore, and Colin Heikes.
Left to right: MSE Professor and Chair Robert M. Briber, Maeling Tapp, Christina Senagore, and Colin Heikes.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) students were among the award recipients at the 2007-2008 A. James Clark School of Engineering's Honors and Awards Ceremony, held April 9. 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 Maeling Tapp
The Chairman's Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a graduating senior for scholarship, leadership, and service to the department.

Maeling Tapp is a senior Materials Science and Engineering student who will graduate this May. She has been active in the Department serving as the Secretary and President of the materials student group MatES. She was selected to be a Clark School Ambassador and has been very involved in student outreach activities for the Department and the College. Maeling was elected to Alpha Sigma Mu, the professional materials science and engineering honor society. She has also been the recipient of several scholarships including the ASM International Morgan L. Williams Scholarship, an Accenture scholarship and the ExxonMobil Scholarship. She was also recently named a NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Program Scholar. Maeling will continue her education in graduate school focusing on the area of biomaterials.

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

Awarded to Christina Senagore
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.

Christina is a senior Materials Science and Engineering student who will graduate this May. She was the Secretary of the departmental student group MatES last year and was elected President this year. Christina has been very active in Departmental recruitment efforts as well as organizing student activities and serving as the liaison from campus to the professional materials DC chapter. She has worked as a peer advisor in the Clark School career center since 2006. Christina was elected to Alpha Sigma Mu, the professional materials science and engineering honor society. Christina has accepted a position with Deloitte Consulting and is planning on pursuing a career in finance.

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Student Research Award

Awarded to Colin Heikes
Colin Heikes is a senior Materials Science and Engineering student who will graduate in May. He has worked for Professor Cumings since May 2006. Colin’s research is in the area of novel quantum phenomena that arise from confinement effects at the nanoscale. He has been building a nanomanipulation sample holder for electron microscopy that will allow the research team to probe the conduction between layers of a multi-walled carbon nanotube. Colin was elected to Alpha Sigma Mu, the professional materials science and engineering honor society. Colin will attend graduate school in the fall focusing on research in the area of Nanoscale devices. He would ultimately like to be a professor at a research university.

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April 14, 2008


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