2019 Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Lucas Duros ’19, Gordon M. Hyduke ’19, and Michael J. McInnis Jr. ’19, winners of the 2019 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for their project entitled “Self-Balancing Motorcycle”. This prize is awarded to student(s) whose senior research project in the field of engineering has been deemed the most outstanding by an independent board chosen from Trinity faculty and The Travelers staff.

Congratulations to Hyung Jun Kim ’19, winner of the 2019 Edwin P. Nye Award. This award was established in 1983 by family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Emeritus Edwin P. Nye and goes to an undergraduate who has demonstrated understanding and concern for the need to achieve a harmonious balance between man’s technology and the natural environment. Selection of the recipient is made by the Engineering faculty.

Congratulations to Farhan Rozaidi ’20, winner of the 2019 Hartford Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Prize. This prize is awarded by the Hartford Chapter of The American Society of Mechanical Engineering to a full-time junior or senior who is concentrating in mechanical engineering and has an exceptional academic record.

Congratulations to Alexandra Sinson ’20 and Donovan R. Palmer ’20, winners of the 2019 Junior Engineering Book Prize. This prize recognizes a rising senior engineering major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and shown evidence of professional development. The recipient is chosen by a vote of the Engineering Department faculty.

Congratulations to Daniel B. Melesse ’20, winner of the 2019 Theodore R. Blakeslee II Award. This award was established in 1992 by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Theodore R. Blakeslee II, Associate Professor of Engineering, to reward the outstanding teaching assistant in engineering.

Two Engineering Majors, Mariam Avagyan ’18 and Ukuch Gabriel Ligol ’19, Awarded Projects for Peace Grants

Click here to see the full article “Two Trinity College Students Awarded Projects for Peace Grants of $10,000: Mariam Avagyan ’18 and Ukuch Gabriel Ligol ’19 Design Projects to Make the World a Better Place.”

2018 Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Akrit Mudvari ’18, Deven J.D. Roberts ’18, Takuto Wada ’18, and Paul Ntege ’18, winners of the 2018 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for their project entitled “Automatic Chess Player”. This prize is awarded to student(s) whose senior research project in the field of engineering has been deemed the most outstanding by an independent board chosen from Trinity faculty and The Travelers staff.

Congratulations to Tasha N. Adams ’18, winner of the 2018 Edwin P. Nye Award. This award was established in 1983 by family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Emeritus Edwin P. Nye and goes to an undergraduate who has demonstrated understanding and concern for the need to achieve a harmonious balance between man’s technology and the natural environment. Selection of the recipient is made by the Engineering faculty.

Congratulations to Anthony A. Egeln Jr. ’18, winner of the 2018 Hartford Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Prize. This prize is awarded by the Hartford Chapter of The American Society of Mechanical Engineering to a full-time junior or senior who is concentrating in mechanical engineering and has an exceptional academic record.

Congratulations to Lucas Duros ’19, winner of the 2018 Junior Engineering Book Prize. This prize recognizes a rising senior engineering major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and shown evidence of professional development. The recipient is chosen by a vote of the Engineering Department faculty.

Congratulations to Graham E. Goodwin ’18 and Paul Ntege ’18, winners of the 2018 Theodore R. Blakeslee II Award. This award was established in 1992 by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Theodore R. Blakeslee II, Associate Professor of Engineering, to reward the outstanding teaching assistant in engineering.

Trinity Engineering Students Teach Robotics and Programming to Local Youth


As part of a four-week outreach program, several Trinity students (Mariam Avagyan, Yesenia Garcia Balbuena, Prawesh Dahal, Daisuke Katsumata, Donovan Palmer, Chrise Rowe and Alex Sinson) participated in an International Space Station (ISS) satellite programming tournament. Led by Avagyan, the group teamed with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Central Connecticut State University to provide instruction and team-based activities to 36 Connecticut students from grades five to eight. The program emphasized both technical programming skills as well as soft skills like teamwork and project management. The final codes generated by these students were submitted to MIT and ISS where they were tested on real satellites/robots as part of an international competition. Last year the group placed fourth, and this year is even more promising. This event was sponsored by NASA, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and was part of a collaboration with the Connecticut IEEE RAS chapter (Haoyu Wang and Biao Zhang).​

CTC’s Engineering & Manufacturing Skills Challenge Finals Competition  – 3rd Place Winners

One of our teams came in 3rd of 18 groups in One of our teams came in 3rd of 18 groups in CTC’s Engineering & Manufacturing Skills Challenge Finals Competition that was held at Pratt & Whitney stadium on November 10th, 2016.  Congratulations to Victoria, Monica & Courtney!!! Great Job!