The University of New Mexico School of Engineering recently honored its outstanding students, faculty and staff and its annual award luncheon. Awards were given out in the auditorium of the Centennial Engineering Center, then lunch was served on the Centennial courtyard. Dean Joseph L. Cecchi served as master of ceremonies at the event.

The following students, faculty and staff were honored:

Pre-Major Awards
Outstanding Freshman — Taylor Linker
Outstanding Sophomore — Ashley Roach
MEP Outstanding Leadership — Hiram Crook

Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
Outstanding Junior — Bryan Erdmann
Outstanding Senior — Melissa Hernandez
Outstanding Graduate Student — Christina Salas

Civil Engineering
Outstanding Junior — Maxwell C. Terry
Outstanding Senior — Marie A. Van Der Geest
Outstanding Graduate Student — Ryan P. Morrison

Computer Science
Outstanding Junior — Ezra Stallings
Outstanding Senior — Alan Kuntz
Outstanding Graduate Student — Aleksandra Faust

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Outstanding Junior — Regina F. Eckert
Outstanding Senior — Artem Kuskov
Outstanding Graduate Student — Siva Tharun Patibandla

Mechanical Engineering
Outstanding Junior — Samantha Lemon
Outstanding Senior — Jon Vigil
Outstanding Graduate Student — Ben Rael

Staff Awards
Lourdes Garcia-O’Keefe — Engineering Student Services
Elmyra Grelle — Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sandy Griffenberg — Computer Science

Faculty Awards
Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence — Adam Hecht
Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence — Charles Fleddermann
Junior Faculty Research Excellence — Eva Y. Chi
Senior Faculty Research Excellence — Darko Stefanovic