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Engineering Week Awards

Engineering Week Awards

Several awards were presented at the 2014 Engineers Week Annual Banquet at McNeese State University.

Dr. John Griffith, professor of chemical engineering and head of the department of chemical, civil and mechanical engineering, was presented with the College of Engineering Faculty Excellence award. The award, which includes a cash award, honors a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship or service, has positively impacted students, colleagues and the McNeese community, and has contributed to the goals and mission of the college.

Student awards were presented to: Stephen Tyler, Lake Charles, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers Award recognizing a senior electrical engineering major for leadership position; Trent Whitley, Westlake, Fugro South Award recognizing a senior civil engineering major for exceptional leadership and service; Clayton Price, Lake Charles, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award recognizing a junior chemical engineering major for academic excellence; Ethan Leger, Crowley, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award recognizing a junior mechanical engineering major for academic excellence; Jessica Trahan, Lake Charles, Leadership Award recognizing a junior engineering student in the areas of academics, leadership and service; Chris Eisen, Lake Charles, Louisiana Engineering Society Award recognizing an outstanding senior; and Katie Hinson, Rosepine, Aron Johnson, Pitkin, and Yubrani Eid-Franco, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Award.

In the student projects competition, IEEE took first place, while the American Society of Civil Engineers placed second and ASME placed third.