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Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

Friday, July 7, 2017

We offer our congratulations to undergraduate and graduate award winners.

 Here are the awards:

The Bart Conta Prize in Energy and the Environment
Undergraduate and Graduate students in M&AE: Award based on project summaries from students who have done the best work on a research or design project dealing with energy and the environment.


Mackenzie Kinard, M.E. M.Eng. 2017
Kaleb Rousch, M.E. M.Eng. 2017
Parcel-Level Wind and Solar Energy Potentials and Site Selection for New York’s “50 by ‘30” Energy Plan:
A GIS-Based Analysis
Research with Professor K. Max Zhang


The Thomas J. and Joan T. Kelly Prize
Seniors and M.Eng. students in M&AE. Award based on excellence in aerospace engineering, as demonstrated through coursework or an innovative design project. The awardee must show tangible evidence of being a well-rounded person with an outstanding non-engineering contribution to Cornell and/or the greater community.


Tytanan Burney, B.S. M.E. 2017
Eric Fiegel, M.E. M.Eng. 2017
Flux Pinned Interface for Mars Sample Return
Research with Professor Mason Peck


McManus Design Award
Undergraduate and Graduate students in M&E: This award is related to design. Judgement criteria will be based on a technical paper of single or joint authorship presenting an original solution to a design problem or project.


Victoria Campbell, M.E. M.Eng. 2017
Force Optimized Wind Turbine Blade Design
Research with Professor Rebecca Barthelmie


Ethan Kramer, M.E. M.Eng. 2017
Design of a Composite Foot Prosthesis for Uneven Terrain
Research with Professor Matthew Miller


Sibley School Excellence in Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize
Ph.D. Candidates in M&AE: Judgment criteria based on recommendations by student feedback and endorsed by instructors. For their dedication and excellence as a teaching assistant in Sibley School courses.


Erin Cresswell, Ph.D., M.E. 2017


The H.D. Block Teaching Prize
Ph.D. Candidates in the TAM Field: Judgment criteria will be based on recommendations by student feedback and endorsed by instructors. For their dedication and excellence as a teaching assistant in Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Mechanics.


Yi Xu, Ph.D., TAM 2017


Frank O. Ellenwood Prize
Graduating Seniors: Awarded to the M.E. students with the highest GPA in heat and power courses.


Scott Soltis, B.S., M.E. 2017
Lucy Wang, B.S., M.E. 2017


The Walter Werring Excellence Studies Prize
Graduating Seniors: Awarded to graduating students in 2017 who have enhanced the Cornell Community, excelling in leadership efforts in a manner befitting the reputation of the Sibley School. For their efforts towards creating the 2017 Senior Video as a gift to their 2017 Mechanical Engineering classmates.

Emilie Camera, B.S., M.E. 2017
Andrew Egan Tan, B.S., M.E. 2017


Outstanding Senior Award
On behalf of the B.S., M.E. Class of 2017, Rannie Dong, B.S., M.E. 2017 and has been selected as the recipient of The Sibley Outstanding Senior Award, for her strong leadership efforts for the Cornell Chapter of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers.

The Sibley School Senior Class Speaker
On behalf of the B.S., M.E. Class of 2017, Jeanne Lee, B.S., M.E. 2017 was selected for the honor of presenting a speech at the Sibley School Graduation Ceremony.


The following awards were decided in early June 2017

Outstanding Achievement Award
M.Eng. in M&AE: Awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the highest academic standing in the Master of Engineering Program in 2017


Timothy Coda, M.E. M.Eng. 2017


The Sibley Prize
Graduating Seniors: Awarded to two M.E. Class of 2017 undergraduate students with the highest overall GPA.


Charles Miller, B.S., M.E. 2017
Lucy Wang, B.S., M.E. 2017

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