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2020 Department Awards

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June 24, 2020

The following awards are typically presented at the annual Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Student Spring Banquet but due to our unusual circustances this year, we weren't able to celebrate with everyone in-person. We hope to be able to do that sometime in the future. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating this year's awardees!

John A. Focht Academic Excellence Award
Emily Niemeyer
Presented to a Civil Engineering student who started as a freshman at UT-Austin, has the highest GPA in the class and is completing their degree in four years.

Werner E. Dornberger Academic Excellence Award
Justin Tennenbaum
Presented to an Architectural Engineering student who started as a freshman at UT-Austin, has the highest GPA in the class and is completing their degree in four years.

Environmental Engineering Academic Excellence Award
Shaikha Al Harthy
Presented to an Environmental Engineering student who started as a freshman at UT-Austin, has the highest GPA in the class and is completing their degree in four years.

Civil Engineering Leadership Award
Hope Newton
Presented to a Civil Engineering student who demonstrates outstanding leadership in campus and community activities.

Architectural Engineering Leadership Award
Troy Marasigan
Presented to an Architectural Engineering student who demonstrates outstanding leadership in campus and community activities.

Environmental Engineering Leadership Award
Jennifer McNeill
Presented to an Environmental Engineering student who demonstrates outstanding leadership in campus and community activities.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Calen Shoen

Presented to a teaching assistant who has shown exemplary dedication and motivation in their teaching.

Department Teaching Award
Maria Juenger
Presented to a faculty member who has excelled in teaching and has demonstrated exceptional motivation of students in the classroom.

Ervin S. Perry Student Appreciation Award
Kasey Faust
Presented to a faculty member who best meets the ideals of an excellent teacher and a good friend.

Staff Excellence Award
Melissa Pollard
Presented to staff members who have distinguished themselves and contributed significantly to the CAEE department’s teaching, advising, mentoring and/or research efforts.