UE Engineers Week Banquet was held on February 21

Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The University of Evansville’s College of Engineering and Computer Science held its annual Engineers Week Banquet on February 21.The keynote speaker was Ryan Witters, LEED AP BD+C, of LitCon Group in Washington, DC. Witters received a BS degree in civil engineering from UE in 2011. He spoke to the engineering faculty, staff, and students, and special guests about his journey as an engineer leading to his current role as a construction litigation consultant.

Several engineering students were announced as inductees in the Tau Delta Kappa engineering honor society by Jared Fulcher, UE assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Other engineering students were recognized by the college and the Office of Development.

Eric Dodson, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the James M. Hall, Jr. Memorial Award.  This award is presented annually to a student of the junior engineering class who is considered by the faculty to be the most outstanding based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, character, responsibility, attitude, and potential for professional growth. The award is made possible through a generous donation made by Mr. Hall and his wife, Madeline.

Naser Alangery, a senior majoring in computer engineering, received the Paul “PR” Brown Spirit Award. This award is presented annually to an engineering major who has been nominated by the faculty and has completed at least four semesters in good academic standing, who is an encouragement and help to his/her fellow students, and who demonstrates leadership in fostering cooperation and camaraderie among the engineering students.

Alexis Sorrell, a senior majoring in civil engineering, received the Class of 1927 Golden Anniversary Award. This award was established in 1977 by alumni from the Class of 1927. It is presented annually to a student from each college to recognize graduating seniors who display “outstanding academic achievement and exemplary conduct and attitude.”

The Engineers Week Banquet was hosted by the UE student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and sponsored in part by the CECS Dean’s Advisory Council and the local chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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