The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Month Award recognizes outstanding student leaders who excel in the areas of service, academia, and/or research. Nominations are submitted by the department's faculty members, with winners selected by the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Committee.

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Katie Simon

November 2017 - Katie Simon

Dec. 11, 2017

My name is Katie Simon and I am a senior in the Mechanical Engineering department. I am very interested in biomedical engineering, and following my graduation in May, I plan to pursue a career in the medical device design field. I am the Chair of the Engineering Excellence Fund and...

Cherish Spengler

October 2017 - Cherish Spengler

Oct. 30, 2017

I am a junior originally from Northern California. Currently, my interests are mostly in the manufacturing and entrepreneurship side of mechanical, which I have been introduced to as being a shop assistant for MCEN 1025, and working for Catalyze in the Idea Forge, respectively. I am grateful for the communities...

Anouk Uragoda

September 2017 - Anouk Uragoda

Oct. 2, 2017

My name is Anouk Uragoda. I’m currently a senior pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colombo, Sri Lanka. I did polymer research under Professor Ding with regards to its applications in desalination and would like to thank him for taking the time to nominate me. After graduation, I hope...

Haley Smith

April 2017 - Haley Smith

May 9, 2017

My name is Haley Smith and I am a graduating senior in the mechanical engineering program. I am a member of the basketball team and my love of sports has sparked an interest in biomechanical engineering, specifically the prosthetic, orthotic, exoskeleton, and joint replacement segments of the medical device industry...

Eduardo Sodeberg

March 2017 - Eduardo Soderberg

April 10, 2017

I am a Junior pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in building mechanical systems and construction management. I am currently performing a research study on the relationship between the air change rate and indoor air quality of homes in a Boulder neighborhood under the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship...

Dakota Edwards

February 2017 - Dakota Edwards

April 10, 2017

Hi! I'm a senior this year as well as a pretty big nerd! I became inspired to pursue engineering because of the passion I have for math and for learning. I greatly appreciate the professors and the faculty here at CU Boulder because they push me and inspire me to...

Kailee Cox

January 2017- Kailee Cox

Feb. 2, 2017

My name is Kailee Cox and I am a 4th year student in the Mechanical Engineering program. I was recently accepted to the concurrent BS/MS program, and will be pursuing my Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Biomedical Engineering. I have wanted to be a Buff ever...

Kahlia Hogg

December 2016 - Kahlia Hogg

Dec. 5, 2016

My name is Kahlia Hogg and I am graduating this month from the Mechanical Engineering program. I am a student-athlete and captain of the CU Women's Soccer Team. I plan to return home to Australia after graduation, to pursue a career in Sports Engineering and follow my dreams to play...

Christine Martini

November 2016 - Christine Martini

Dec. 1, 2016

Along with being a student in engineering, I enjoy being an athlete. Throughout my college career I have played a number of intramural sports including: basketball, volleyball, broom ball, dodge ball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. And if I'm not studying or playing sports, you can find me in the mountains...

Geya Kairamkonda

October 2016 - Geya Kairamkonda

Oct. 4, 2016

I am a sophomore pursuing mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering. I love learning outside the classroom and currently am a DLA student studying how disease affects bone structure and composition. In the future, I hope to work projects involving space travel and human habitation on Mars.