Materials Awards and Honors

Student Awards

Outstanding Student Award
Undergraduate materials student Tommy Britt won the 2018 Outstanding Student Award from materials engineering for his demonstrated excellence in the classroom.

Samuel Ginn Outstanding Student Award
Undergraduate materials student Tommy Britt also won the 2018 Samuel Ginn Outstanding Student Award from the College of Engineering.

100+ Women Strong Graduate Student Fellowship
Graduate materials student Eunji Lee was awarded the 2018 100+ Women Strong Graduate Student Fellowship.

Faculty Awards

Outstanding Faculty Award
Each year, College of Engineering students are given the chance to select an outstanding faculty member in their program. Materials engineering professor Dr. Tony Overfelt won the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for materials engineering for his talent and dedication to the mission of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award
Nancy Weili Yu won the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award for materials engineering for her work with Proctor and Gamble and through ASM International.

Dr. Nancy Weili Yu was hired at Gillette, now Proctor & Gamble, as a blade component engineer after completing her degree in materials engineering at Auburn.  In the next few years, Dr. Yu became an industry leader, patenting new blades and technologies that launched several successful products. Dr. Yu now guides the development of transformational Materials and Blade technology for all of Proctor and Gambles’ blades and razors.  Passionate about education, Dr. Yu co-founded the Blades & Razor Technical University providing company-wide global education and training program.  

For over a decade, Dr. Yu has been one of the key professionals shaping the Boston Chapter of the ASM International society. She served as Chapter Chair from 2006-2007, developing and implementing a Ten Year Strategic Plan that continues to guide the organization. The Chapter funds and organizes an annual Materials Day Camp to provide high school students with hands-on exposure to materials engineering.

Distinguished Auburn Engineer
As special assistant to the director at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Todd May, '90, ensures that all center activities, processes and policies are consistent with U.S. Space Exploration Policy. He also serves as the manager of NASA’s lunar robotic program, which launched probes to the moon in 2009. Previously, May was a deputy associate administrator in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, as well as the deputy manager of Marshall's Science and Mission Systems Office.


Last Updated: Apr 09, 2018