2017 Evening With Industry

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March 1, 2017

Dozens of outstanding students honored at the 2017 Evening With Industry 

Many of the most outstanding students in the Michigan State University College of Engineering were honored Wednesday, Feb. 22, during the annual 2017 Evening With Industry banquet. Awards totaling $15,000 were handed out during the festive celebration that is part of MSU’s recognition of National Engineers Week.The 2017 Evening With Industry was hosted by MSU's Society of Women Engineers.

MSU’s Society of Women Engineering (SWE) hosted the banquet. SWE President Brittany Galliers, a senior in mechanical engineering, opened the banquet.

SWE co-chairs who planned the banquet were Megan Beaver, a sophomore in biosystems engineering, and Lindsay Fricano, a junior in materials science and engineering. 

Outstanding Women In Engineering (WIE)
Outstanding WIE Awards were presented to:

  • Megan Wheelock, a senior in materials science and engineering
  • Bridget Bator, a senior in chemical engineering
  • Brittany Galliers, a senior in mechanical engineering
  • Lauren Woods, a senior in civil engineering
  • Mariam Ahmad, a freshman in applied engineering sciences
  • Paige Henderson, a senior in computer science
  • Samantha Pfeiffer, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Emma Malik, a freshman in mechanical engineering
  • Rachael Kain, a senior in mechanical engineering
  • Sarah Byrum, a junior in computer science
  • Mackenzie Meyers, a sophomore in mechanical engineering
  • Katelyn Skornia, a junior in biosystems engineering 

Women in Computing Award
The “Extra Mile Leadership Award” was presented to Lauren Allswede, a senior in computer science.

Outstanding Society of Women Engineers Award
The Outstanding SWE Award was presented to Leah Mondro, a senior in mechanical engineering.

Andrew Voyd, Kenedi Price, David McCriston, Maria Allen, Steven Yik, and Kasey Coleman were among those who received Outstanding Diversity Program Awards.Outstanding Diversity Programs Awards
Outstanding Diversity Programs Awards were presented to: 

  • Maria Allen, a senior in chemical engineering
  • Sterling White, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • David McCriston, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Kasey Coleman, a junior in chemical engineering
  • Andrew Voyd, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Jezreel Wallace, a sophomore in chemical engineering
  • Nicholas Gilreath, a junior in computer science
  • Varsha Odapally, a sophomore in computer science
  • Allison Lukens, a junior in environmental engineering
  • William Noles, a freshman in civil engineering
  • Kenedi Price, a junior in electrical engineering
  • Steven Yik, a senior in electrical engineering

Cooperative Education Awards

Kyle Hawkins received the Exceptional and Distinguished Service Award for Mechanical Engineering from Associate Dean Neeraj Buch.The Leslie L. Leone Cooperative Education Award for Excellence was presented to:

  • Morgan Harris, a senior in biosystems engineering
  • Sara Knoedler, a senior in mechanical engineering

The Frank J. Hatfield “Build it Better” Award was presented to:

  • Candace Latnie, a junior in mechanical engineering
  • Michael Zielinsky, a junior in mechanical engineering

The Thomas F. Wolff Cooperative Education Student Leadership Award was presented to:

  • Leah Nonis, a senior in mechanical engineering
  • Beatriz Ibarra, a senior in applied engineering sciences 

Exceptional and Distinguished Service
Student award winners are nominated by faculty, staff, or fellow students for “above and beyond” service to the college, MSU, and/or the community. This year’s winners are:

  • Katie Ryan, applied engineering sciences
  • Renee Schwartz, biosystems engineering
  • Justine Williams, biosystems engineering
  • Rebecca Carlson, chemical engineering
  • Lauren Allswede, computer science and engineering
  • Halle Dymnowski, computer science and engineering
  • Sarah Fillwock, computer science and engineering
  • Paige Henderson, computer science and engineering
  • Courtney Irwin, computer science and engineering
  • Cyndy Ishida, computer science and engineering
  • Kyle Hawkins, mechanical engineering
  • Erik McGuire, mechanical engineering 

Helping organize the annual event (l to r) are Sandra Christlieb of Women in Engineering, banquet co-chairs from the Society of Women Engineers Megan Beaver, a sophomore in biosystems engineering, and Lindsay Fricano, a junior in materials science, and Judy Cordes from Women in Engineering. Evening With Industry is one of the College’s of Engineering’s major activities during National Engineers Week each year.

The 2017 banquet was sponsored by the college’s Center for Spartan Engineering, Diversity Programs Office, SWE, and Women in Engineering. 

Evening with Industry Program

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