2022 Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Isabella C. Yung `22, Digesh Chitrakar `22, and Divas Subedi `22, winners of the 2022 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for their project entitled “Biometric Cyber-Pen”. 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 Isabella C. Yung `22, winner of the 2022 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 Maalik S. McPherson `22, winner of the 2022 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 Dirceu C. Boca `23 and Harrick Wu `23, winners of the 2022 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 Meran Manasrah `22 and Brenna J. Hoar `22, winners of the 2022 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.

Also, congratulations to Mackenzie Rosenberg `22, James Fahey `22, Meran Manasrah `22, Samuel Oluwatobi (Tobi) Akerele `22, and Samira Souley Hassane `22 for receiving Honorable Mention for the 2022 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize. The recipients for these awards are chosen by the Engineering Department faculty and The Travelers staff.

Students Win Award for Engineering Research Poster

Engineering student researchers Alexandra Barbosa Gonzalez ’24 (left) and Meghan Spaulding ’24 won second place in a student research poster competition at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD) meeting in November. They presented research they did last summer and during the fall 2021 semester, “Investigation of Acoustic Spectrum in a Simplified Aortic Valve Stenosis.” Assistant Professor of Engineering Clayton Byers said, “Earning this award in competition amongst a majority of graduate students is a really big accomplishment. This is a testament not only to their hard work but also to the opportunities students have here at Trinity.”

2021 Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Jacob Belemjian ‘21, winner of the 2021 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for his project entitled “Respiration Distress Signal Classification Via Machine Learning”. 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 Kieren A. Harkins ’21 and Andrew G. Clark ‘21, winner of the 2021 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 Marco Rupp ‘21, winner of the 2021 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 Samira Souley Hassane ’22 and Divas Subedi ‘22, winners of the 2021 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 Hannah Zukowski ’21 and Divas Subedi ‘22, winners of the 2021 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.

2020 Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Katherine Bullock ’20 and Maria Boucher ‘20, winners of the 2020 Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize for their project entitled “Feedwater Supply Assembly”. 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 Fabiana Guajardo ’20 and Erin Evangelista ‘20, winners of the 2020 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 Alexandra Sinson ’20 and Donovan Palmer ‘20, winners of the 2020 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 Marco Rupp ’21 and Skyler Szot ‘21, winners of the 2020 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 Marco Rupp ’21 and Mahmood Khalil ‘20, winners of the 2020 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.

 

Skyler Szot ’21 on his NASA Internship

Skyler Szot ’21—an electrical engineering major from Farmington, Connecticut—is representing Trinity College on the west coast during his semester-long internship at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in California. The AFRC is NASA’s premier atmospheric test flight center, offering researchers a 20-mile-wide dry lake bed for emergency landings. Read more

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.