Congratulations to the following individuals on their outstanding achievements:
Penina Axelrad of aerospace engineering sciences was appointed to a two-year term on the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, a presidential advisory committee sponsored by NASA.
Sharon Anderson of mechanical engineering, Nick Stites of ITL, Adriane Bradberry of NCWIT, and JoAnn Zelasko of the Dean’s Office were selected to receive the Commitment to Excellence Award for Spring 2013.
Vickie Stubbs of ATLAS was selected to receive the annual ATLAS Award.
Kim Kalahar of the National Center for Women and Information Technology was selected to receive ATLAS’ “Titan of the Quarter” Award.
Heather Underwood, a PhD student at ATLAS who developed an application of digital pen technology to support maternal health in developing countries, was the first place graduate winner in Association for Computing Machinery’s Student Research Competition Grand Finals. She will be recognized at an awards banquet in San Francisco in June.
Ifeyinwa Okoye, a PhD student in computer science, was named one of 30 North American winners of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, valued at $10,000, and Allison Brown and Neeti Wagle of computer science were among 30 finalists who will receive $1,000 scholarships.
Environmental engineering and applied mathematics students Keith Bowhan, Kyle Gustafson, Alec Thomas and Corey Miller won first-place in the fifth annual Rocky Mountain Student Design Competition sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association/Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association. The team will go on to compete in the national competition at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) held in Chicago in October. A second CU team comprised of students Ryan Riopelle, Camilla Restrepo, Jay Blackburn, and Molly Bray took second place in the Rocky Mountain competition.
Aerospace engineering students Samantha Archambault, Gautham Gopakumar, Jarred Langhals, Liz Notary, Alex Smith, Chelsea Welch, KatieRae Williamson, and Jonathan Wu won first place at the AIAA Region V student paper conference in April for their Low Earth Orbit Project for the Acquisition and Recovery of Debris (LEOPARD). A second aerospace engineering team comprised of students James Bader, Andy Broucek, Zachary Cuseo, Alex Kim, Mike Opland, Sarah Smith, Mike Trowbridge, and Ryder Whitmire took second place at AIAA Region V for their Target Recognition and Acquisition Cube Sat (TRACSat).