May 3, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
On April 18, the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) held its 16th annual Roger P. Webb Awards Program, which honors the students, staff, and faculty who have shown exceptional dedication to their professions and studies.
Event hosts were Holmes J. Hawkins, III (BEE ’90), partner at King & Spalding, LLC and chair of the firm’s global Intellectual Property Practice Group, and Gina DeSimone, vice president of Division Operations (retired) from The Boeing Company.
Students and faculty receiving awards and recognitions at other campus wide awards ceremonies were also honored at this program. ECE Outstanding GTA Award winners were also recognized; they were Mert Boya, Shu-Han Hsu, Jamell Morell, Kamil Saigol, and Hang Shao. Pat Dixon, financial manager II, was also recognized for completing the Financial Fundamentals Training Program.
Below are the recipients of the 2017 Roger P. Webb Awards. Congratulations to everyone on another fantastic year!
Outstanding ECE Sophomore Award
Kaiming “Jack” Guan
Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for ECE, recognizes the sophomore electrical or computer engineering student with the highest scholastic average.
ECE Junior Scholar Award
This award is presented to the student who has junior standing and has the highest GPA in ECE.
ECE Undergraduate Research Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated an unusually strong aptitude for research.
Most Outstanding ECE Senior Co-op Award
Nicole Elaine Barcori
This award is presented to the ECE senior co-op student who is considered of the highest caliber by his/her co-op employer.
Outstanding Service to Georgia’s Community Award
Investing time in community activities can have significant rewards for Georgia Tech in the future, and this award recognizes students who participate in and organize such activities and helps to motivate other students to do the same.
ECE Faculty Award
This award is given to the electrical or computer engineering student who, in the opinion of the ECE faculty, has done the most to improve the educational environment within ECE or Georgia Tech and has contributed significantly to both student welfare and student-faculty interactions.
Outstanding Electrical Engineering Senior Award
Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for ECE, recognizes the senior electrical engineering student who has a very high scholastic average and who plays an active role in extracurricular activities.
Outstanding Computer Engineering Senior Award
Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for ECE, recognizes the senior computer engineering student who has a very high scholastic average and who plays an active role in extracurricular activities.
ECE Senior Scholar Award
Ang Deng, David DesPres, Bridget Devlin, Kairi Kozuma, Patrick Miller, Akshay Nagendra, Nathaniel Ojong, Christopher Pollard, Khaled Saab, Shang Su, Stephen Wang, and Seong Yeon
These awards are given to the electrical or computer engineering seniors with the highest academic average.
Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Awards
Zheng Wang (Fall 2016), Hao Ye (Spring 2017)
These awards are made to the outstanding graduate students in ECE, as determined by scores made on the doctoral preliminary examinations during 2016-17.
ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards
Motaz Alfarraj, Hesam Moradinejad
Teaching undergraduates is one of ECE’s most important missions, and this award recognizes excellence in this area. Teaching assistants are necessary to ensure that every student has the opportunity for personal attention during their course of study.
ECE Graduate Research Assistant Excellence Awards
Prashant Nair, Dogancan “Can” Temel
Research is the cornerstone to ECE’s success. Nurturing bright and hardworking graduate research assistants (GRAs) are among the most important factors in ensuring that ECE remains a leader in the research community. These awards will be given to the GRAs who have demonstrated particular excellence in performing their duties.
Hats Off Performance Awards
Jackie Nemeth, Rochelle Williams
These awards recognize the classified staff members who have demonstrated exceptional job performance and/or service to ECE above and beyond the call of duty.
Research Spotlight Award
This award is presented to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to the research efforts in ECE.
Academic Spotlight Award
This award is presented to the researcher, classified employee, or general faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the ECE teaching or academic program.
Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding assistant professors and/or associate professors in ECE with less than 10 years since their initial faculty appointment.
ECE Outreach Award
This award is presented to a faculty member for leadership and/or significant participation in outreach activities to interest and involve K-12 students in engineering, to increase participation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering, and/or to recruit such students to the School of ECE.
D. Scott Wills ECE Distinguished Mentor Award
A.P. Sakis Meliopoulos
This award is presented to a faculty member whose mentoring of junior faculty–in connection with teaching or research activities over an extended period of time–is judged to be outstanding.
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
This award is presented to the senior faculty member who has made significant contributions throughout his/her career.