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Engineering graduate students, faculty recognized at annual Graduate Awards

By Cassie Montgomery

Published: Apr 21, 2022 2:18:00 PM

Chemical engineering doctoral student Bianca Williams and George Flowers, dean of the graduate school and professor of mechanical engineering Chemical engineering doctoral student Bianca Williams and George Flowers, dean of the graduate school and professor of mechanical engineering

Ten Auburn Engineering graduate students and two faculty members recently received awards at the annual Graduate Awards Brunch, hosted by the Auburn University Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council. The annual ceremony recognizes outstanding graduate students in more than a dozen categories including outstanding master’s thesis, outstanding doctoral dissertation and three graduate fellowships. Faculty are also recognized for their mentorship of graduate students.

The following engineering students and faculty were honored at the 2022 Graduate Awards Brunch:

Outstanding Graduate Students

Master’s recipients:
Mahmoud Abdalkarim, Computer Science & Software Engineering
Suman Budhathoki, Biosystems Engineering
Tark Raj Giri, Aerospace Engineering
Andrew Kauffman, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Gregory Mifflin, Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral recipients:
Silvareddy Dondeti, Mechanical Engineering
Bianca Williams, Chemical Engineering 

Merriweather Fellowship:

Cody Shelton, Aerospace Engineering

C.L. “Shot” Senn Fellowship:

Philip Clarke Smith, Mechanical Engineering 

Outstanding Graduate Mentor Awards
Michael Perez, Civil Engineering
Richard Sesek, Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Outstanding Graduate Student Council Senator Awards

Nayer Sultana, Chemical Engineering

Media Contact: Cassie Montgomery, cmontgomery@auburn.edu, 334.844.3668

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