- Inside UNM
The UNM School of Engineering handed out 26 awards to members of the school in a celebration that included a buffet lunch and music at the Centennial Engineering Building on Friday.
The awards celebrate work done during the current academic year and are a long standing tradition at the school. "We're here to honor the students, staff and faculty that really stood out this academic year," said Arup Maji, interim dean. "It's an opportunity for all of us to get together on a beautiful sunny afternoon and enjoy each others' company." Approximately 450 people attended the event, including Professor Gruia-Catalin Roman, who joins the school as dean on July 1.
Two student projects were on display for the event: the 2011 Lobo Motorsports car, a formula racecar designed and built by students in a three semester class, and the steel bridge, a project created for a regional civil engineering competition.
Outstanding students are selected based on a variety of criteria such as GPA, research and service to the School. Each of the five departments in the School of Engineering selects students to receive the awards.
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Student Awards
Civil Engineering Student Awards
Computer Engineering Student Awards
Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Awards
Mechanical Engineering Student Awards
The QForma Award is given to the most outstanding computations M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation within the current academic year.
Faculty awardees are nominated by their department chair and are selected by the School of Engineering Administrative Committee. The faculty awards are separated into five categories.
Staff members are nominated by faculty and staff from the school and recipients are selected by the school academic and department administrators. The criteria for selecting outstanding staff include attitude, performance, contribution and initiative.