McIntosh receives 2009 Everitt Award

Published: Aug 28, 2009 10:04:00 AM
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John McIntosh and Mark Nelms

John McIntosh(left), Mark Nelms(right)

John McIntosh, a Birmingham native and graduate in computer engineering, recently received the International Engineering Consortium's William L. Everitt Award of Excellence at a reception honoring graduating electrical, computer and wireless hardware engineers at Auburn University. Mark Nelms, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented the award to McIntosh.

"In addition to excelling academically in the computer engineering program, John was involved in a number of extracurricular activities," said Nelms. "He developed the flash streaming server for online videos for Eagle Eye News, the campus student run television station, and was a leader in numerous prestigious on-campus organizations."

While a student, McIntosh was a member of several academic honor societies, received the Phi Kappa Phi award for highest grade point average in the College of Engineering for both his freshman and sophomore years and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

He served on the Auburn University Scholarship Committee and the Elections Board and held officer positions in Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. McIntosh was also named to membership in Squires and Spade Honorary.

His other student activities included producing and editing a civil rights documentary financed by a grant from Lilly Endowment; undergraduate research in military defense using genetic algorithms under the direction of A. Scotte Hodel; study abroad in London with the Richmond American International University and New York Film Academy; and designing and writing the Eagle Eye Web site.

McIntosh plans to move to Austin, Texas, where he has accepted a position with National Instruments.

Everitt Award recipients are nominated and selected by a vote of the electrical and computer engineering faculty. To be considered, students must be seniors in the top 10 percent of their class in one of the department's majors with an interest in communications and computers. Achievements in leadership and campus activities are also considered.