Published: April 21, 2014

Kayla WestonKayla Weston has been awarded the Colorado Engineering Council’s 2014 Silver Medal, the top honor given annually to a graduating senior.

This marks the sixth time the medal has gone to a ChBE student in the last ten years.

In addition to a top GPA, Weston possesses extensive research and leadership experience as well as a relentlessly positive attitude. She has received national recognition for her research conducted in the labs of Professor Alan Weimer, winning first place in poster competitions at the 2013 and 2012 AIChE national conferences and co-authoring a paper on water splitting published in Science.

As president of CU’s Energy Club, Weston was responsible for organizing Energy Frontiers, an all-day energy conference. The conference was a huge success, drawing top speakers, dozens of employers and hundreds of students.  

Despite her heavy workload, Weston still finds time to participate in such varied activities as Engineers Without Borders, the TEAMS Program, Storytellers A Cappella Group, the DLA program, EDays, Engineering Honors Program activities, the CU Student Science Program, and the Career Task Force Committee. She is also quick to volunteer to help on any front, from giving tours of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building to talking with prospective students.  

After finishing up at CU this spring, Weston will begin work as a Process Engineer for Chevron in Richmond, CA. We wish her the best as she embarks on her engineering career!