Group of AAE students earn awards from Graduate School

Seven AAE students received the Magoon Award; and two more were honored at an April 23 luncheon.
A group of AAE students were honored at the Graduate Student Research, Teaching, and Service Awards program April 23.

Seven AAE students received the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Teaching Assistant Award, given by the College of Engineering.

Five awards were given for teaching in AAE. Those recipients were Prashanth Bangalore Venkatesh, Divya Bhargava, Nicoletta Fala, Julio Hernandez, and Tugba Piskin. Danila Branco and Takashi Kanno were awarded for teaching in ENE and Purdue Online. They were honored at the Spring Graduate Student Awards luncheon. Each received $2,000 and a certificate. Candidates had to have held a half-time or more appointment as a graduate instructor or graduate teaching assistant for at least one semester in the 2018 calendar year.

The students’ AAE advisors are Karen Marais (Fala, Bhargava), Sally Bane (Venkatesh), William Crossley (Kanno), Jon Poggie (Piskin), and Tyler Tallman (Hernandez).

From L-R: Danilo Branco, Ashwati Das, Prashanth Bangalore Venkatesh, Shaoshuai Mou, Divya Bhargava, Nicoletta Fala, Takashi Kanno, and Zherui Guo. (Not pictured: Julio Hernandez, Tugba Piskin)

Outstanding Service Award

Ashwati Das, a Ph.D. student under Kathleen Howell, received the Outstanding Service Scholarship from the College of Engineering.

The award was given to a graduate student in each school who provided outstanding service to the graduate student community, the School, the College, and/or the University. Das will receive $2,000.

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Zherui Guo has been named the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award winner, based on academic record and published journal papers.

Guo, a Ph.D. student whose advisor is Wayne Chen, has published 13 journal papers and has three papers in review. He received a $2,000 award and a certificate at the luncheon.

Sigma Gamma Tau awards

Walter Manuel was selected as the Sigma Gamma Tau Service Scholarship winner, an award funded by Purdue SGT alumni and given to a student who has made a contribution to the Purdue chapter of SGT.

Manuel also won an award from the national SGT organization, the SGT Undergraduate Award. Manuel was one of the region winners (Great Lakes Region) for the national award and will receive a certificate and $100.

Dengfeng Sun, a professor in AAE, is the faculty advisor for Purdue’s SGT chapter.

Publish date: April 23, 2019