Graduate Student Awards                     Undergraduate Student Awards

GRADUATE STUDENT HONORS & AWARDS

        Graduate students who have worked with Dr. Byrne on extended research projects with him as major professor have demonstrated excellence in their creative research work and have been recognized by the academic and professional community in a number of ways. They have received 29 research awards (6 international/national (underlined), 23 regional/local) and 5 teaching awards.

34. 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award - Arianna Tieppo (Ph.D. Student) (February 3, 2014) Awarded yearly to the top doctoral student from the Department of Chemical Engineering, based on creative scholarship, academic excellence, and leadership.

33. 2013 Outstanding Research Presentation Overall Showcase Honorable Mention Award at the 2nd Annual Graduate Engineering Research Showcase - Jessica Larsen (Ph.D. Student) (October 24, 2013) Each year the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has a College-wide research forum. Of all engineering students that competed in the forum, there were three top finishers and 5 honorable mentions. Jessica presented her doctoral research “Engineering of Polymeric Vesicles for the Treatment of Lysosomal Storage Disease.”

32. 2013 Outstanding International Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Award - Arianna Tieppo (Ph.D. Student) (April 26, 2013) Awarded yearly to the top international graduate student from the Department of Chemical Engineering, based on creative scholarship, academic excellence, and leadership.

31. 2012 McLeod Outstanding Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award - Arianna Tieppo (Ph.D. Student) (April 25, 2013) The award is given to the best graduate teaching assistants (up to four) each year and is based on excellence in instruction, teaching effectiveness, impact on undergraduate students intellectual and professional development, as well as other criteria.

30. 2012 McLeod Outstanding Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award - Ricky Whitener (Ph.D. Student) (April 25, 2013)
The award is given to the best graduate teaching assistants (up to four) each year and is based on excellence in instruction, teaching effectiveness, impact on undergraduate students intellectual and professional development, as well as other criteria.

29. 2012 Auburn University Graduate Research Symposium Finalist - Padma Sundaram (Ph.D. Student) (March 8, 2013) With a research oral presentation performance in the top division scores, Padma moved to the next level of the competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2013 at the 2nd Annual AU Research Week Program.

28. 2012-2013 Alabama Commission on Higher Education Graduate Research Scholar
– Padma Sundaram (Ph.D. Student) (August 15, 2012)

27. 2012 British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Da Vinci Award- Charles White (Ph.D. Student) (May 24, 2012) The Da Vinci Award is an international research award that is given annually to the author of a practical contribution to the field of contact lenses and/or anterior eye. Charles became the first American researcher to win the award with other recent winners from Britain, France, Germany, Canada, and Australia. The BCLA was founded over 35 years ago and is a large international organization promoting excellence in research, manufacture, and clinical practice of contact lenses and ophthalmology as well as related areas. In May, Charlie traveled to Birmingham, UK to attend the 36th Annual BCLA Clinical Conference to give an invited presentation on his research work and attended a gala dinner to receive the award. This award is in recognition of Charlie’s groundbreaking work in the field engineering lens structure and controlling the release of comfort agents from continuous wear contact lenses to ensure high levels of patient comfort and ocular health, published in the international journal and leading journal in the field, Biomaterials. The award included an £1,000 honorarium and lodging and conference fees.

26. Third Place, Excellence in Research - Doctoral Category, 2012 Science & Technology Open House, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Tuskegee University - Padma Sundaram (Ph.D. Student) (April 14, 2012) Padma’s research was judged in a refereed competition and was awarded 3rd place in the PhD (doctoral) category. There were approximately 50+ PhD level entries from many Universities in the region, and her award was a plaque and $800. Her presentation was entitled “A novel, versatile drug delivery nano-carrier for controlled and extended release of therapeutics".

25. 2011 McLeod Outstanding Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award – Mr. Charles White (Ph.D. Student) (April 25, 2012) The award is given to the best graduate teaching assistants (up to four) each year and is based on excellence in instruction, teaching effectiveness, impact on undergraduate students intellectual and professional development, as well as other criteria

24. 2012 Outstanding Masters Student Award From the Auburn University Graduate School - Charles White (Ph.D. Student) (April 12, 2012) Once a year, the Graduate School honors outstanding graduate students at Auburn University. Charles was a winner this year with each department nominating one student to be considered for the award.

23. 2012 Outstanding Masters Student Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering - Charles White (Ph.D. Student) (March 1, 2012) Once a year, the Graduate School honors outstanding graduate students at Auburn University. Charles was the Chemical Engineering Department nominee for the university-wide award.

22. Third Place for Research Excellence, 2012 Auburn University Campus-Wide Research Week, Graduate Poster Presentation - Engineering & Science Division, Graduate Symposium Session - Arianna Tieppo (Ph.D. Student) (April 3, 2012) With a research presentation performance in the top division scores, Arianna presented and placed at the next level of the competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2012 at the Inaugural Research Week Program.

21. 2012 Auburn University Graduate Research Symposium Finalist -Vishal Salian (Ph.D. Student) (March 11, 2012) With a research podium presentation performance in the top division scores, Vishal moved to the next level of the podium competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2012 at the Inaugural Research Week Program.

20. 2012 Auburn University Graduate Research Symposium Finalist - Padma Sundaram (Ph.D. Student) (March 11, 2012) With a research poster presentation performance in the top division scores, Padma moved to the next level of the competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2012 at the Inaugural Research Week Program.

19. 2012 Auburn University Graduate Research Symposium Finalist - Arianna Tieppo (Ph.D. Student) (March 11, 2012) With a research poster presentation performance in the top division scores, Arianna moved to the next level of the competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2012 at the Inaugural Research Week Program.

18. 2011 AU Graduate Research Symposium Finalist - Charles White (Ph.D. Student) (March 11, 2011) With a research presentation performance in the top division scores, Charlie moved to the next level of the competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2011 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

17. 2011 AU Graduate Research Symposium Finalist - Arianna Tieppo (Ph.D. Student) (March 11, 2011) With a research presentation performance in the top division scores, Arianna moved to the next level of the competition, the Graduate Scholars Symposium held April 2, 2011 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

16. 2011-2012 Alabama Commission on Higher Education Graduate Research Scholar - Padma Sundaram (Ph.D. Student) (August 15, 2011)

15.2010-2011 Alabama Commission on Higher Education Graduate Research Scholar- Padma Sundaram (Ph.D. Student) (June 5, 2010)

14. 2009 Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Graduation Marshall - RyAnne Noss (Ph.D. Student) (May 9, 2009) One student with exemplary scholarship is chosen by the Graduate School as graduation marshall to represent each College during each University graduation ceremony.

13. 2007 Harry Merriwether Fellowship - Siddarth Venkatesh (Ph.D. Student) (August 22, 2007) Auburn university-wide competition for exceptional graduate students with only 4 being awarded each year.

12. Outstanding International Graduate Student Award from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering - Siddarth Venkatesh (Ph.D. Student) (April 18, 2007)

11. Outstanding International Graduate Student Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering - Siddarth Venkatesh (Ph.D. Student) (April 18, 2007)

10. 2007 Society for Biomaterials STAR Award Honorable Mention - Maryam Ali (Ph.D. Student) (March 21, 2007)

9. Second Place in Engineering Category for Podium Presentation at the 17th Annual Auburn University Graduate Student Council Research Forum - Asa Vaughan (Ph.D. Student) (March 17, 2007) The Graduate Research Forum is a campus-wide, multi-disciplinary forum sponsored by the Auburn Graduate Student Council and Sigma Xi.

8. Fall 2005 McLeod Outstanding Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award - Siddarth Venkatesh (Ph.D. Student) (April 25, 2006) The award is given to the best graduate teaching assistant each semester and is based on excellence in instruction, teaching effectiveness, impact on undergraduate students intellectual and professional development, as well as other criteria.

7. Summer 2005 McLeod Outstanding Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Teaching Award - Asa Vaughan (Ph.D. Student) (April 25, 2006) The award is given to the best graduate teaching assistant each semester and is based on excellence in instruction, teaching effectiveness, impact on undergraduate students intellectual and professional development, as well as other criteria.

6. 2006-2007 National Academy of Sciences Grant-in-Aid of Research Adminstered by Sigma Xi - Siddarth Venkatesh (Ph.D. Student) (April 20, 2006)

5. 2006-2007 Alliant Tech Systems, Inc. ATK Scholarship - RyAnne Noss (Ph.D. Student) (April 20, 2006)

4. First Place in Section for Podium Presentation at the 16th Annual Auburn University Graduate Student Council Research Forum - Asa Vaughan (Ph.D. Student) (March 16, 2006)

3. Third Place in Section for Podium Presentation at the 16th Annual Auburn University Graduate Student Council Research Forum - RyAnne Noss (Ph.D. Student) (March 16, 2006)

2. 2006-2007 Army Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship- RyAnne Noss (Ph.D. Student) (January 2006) Fifteen competitive scholarships are given each year. Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarships are not need-based and are awarded on the academic strengths of each applicant.

1. 2005-2006 Army Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship- RyAnne Noss (Ph.D. Student) (January 2005) Fifteen competitive scholarships are given each year. Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarships are not need-based and are awarded on the academic strengths of each applicant.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HONORS & AWARDS

         Undergraduates who have worked with Dr. Byrne as major professor on extended research projects have demonstrated excellence in their creative research work and have been recognized by the academic and professional community in a number of ways. They have published the results of their work in numerous peer-reviewed publications, presented their work across the country at a number of national and regional venues, and they have won major, competitive awards.

        Undergraduates have won a total of 53 awards for research: 15 national, 17 regional, and 21 local, campus awards (including 5 AU Campus-wide, Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowships). These have included prestigious national scholarships and awards that are some of the top prizes and highest distinctions in research activities (designated with number underlined). The awards also include the top campus-wide undergraduate recognitions at Auburn University (2013 Phi Kappa Phi Most Outstanding Senior, 2011 AU President’s Award for top graduating senior; 2 Yates Awards for best junior at Auburn - for many of these awards, these are the first engineering students to win them). Since 2001, undergraduates from the Byrne Group have captured more than 65% of the undergraduate research awards given to all undergraduates in the Chemical Engineering Department from our premier national technical organization (AIChE) (and the Byrne Group was formed in 2004). This includes 2 overall first place winners nationally, which is the top prize for undergraduate research in our discipline (Sizemore 2006, Zhang 2008), 5 southern regional overall conference winners (Kaczmarek - 2013 Overall 3rd Place, Kaczmarek - 2012 Overall 3rd Place, Pate - 2011 Overall 3rd Place, Zhang - 2008 Overall 1st Place, Sizemore - 2006 Overall 1st Place). Until 2013, these were the only regional overall conference podium winners in our history (5 of 6 were awarded to Byrne Group Undergraduates). Sizemore and Zhang are the only national podium winners in our department’s history.

53. Phi Kappa Phi Most Outstanding Senior at Auburn University - James Kaczmarek (April 25, 2013) The award is presented once annually to the single most outstanding senior student at Auburn University.

52. SGA Outstanding Student Award
- Ginn College of Engineering – James Kaczmarek (April 19, 2013) The award recognizes the top engineering senior in the College of Engineering.

51. 2013 Edgar C. Gentile III Award Winner - James Kaczmarek (April 19, 2013) This is the top award given to an Honors College graduate with criteria such as outstanding scholarship, academics, and attitude.

50. Overall Conference Third Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Lexington, KY
- James Kaczmarek (April 6, 2013) James took third place honors for the entire conference. He is the sixth student in our department's history to earn one of the top three research prizes in the overall regional conference.

49. Section First Place in Regional Research Podium Competition at 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Lexington, KY
- James Kaczmarek (April 6, 2013)

48. Section Second Place in Regional Research Podium Competition at 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Lexington, KY
- Calvin Thomas (April 6, 2013)

47. Section Third Place in Regional Research Podium Competition at 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Lexington, KY
- Aarika Boggs (April 6, 2013)

46. 2013 First Place - Outstanding Research Presentation Award, Oral Presentation, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Division, 10th Annual Auburn University Campuswide Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Forum, Research Week 2013
- James Kaczmarek (April 3, 2013) With only one first place award in this category, Jimmy was the campuswide winner in the STEM category.

45. 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
- Matthew McBride (March 29, 2013) Matt was a memebr fo the Byrne Lab for over two years culminating in an Honors BS Thesis. He is a new doctoral student at the University of Colorado.

44. 2013-2014 Auburn University Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship
- Christopher Bartel (March 18, 2013) Only 20 full-year fellowships are awarded each year on the AU campus. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $4,400 over the course of the fellowship year and project/travel funds of $1,600.

43. 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholarship Finalist
- James Kaczmarek (December 22, 2012) Only 90 students from across the US were selected as finalists from more than one thousand applicants. James interviewed in Washington DC for the final selection process. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge (Only 30-40 scholarships are awarded each year). James was the third finalist for this award in the history of the University (as of 2013, there have been four finalists and three winners from AU).

42. 2012-2013 Outstanding Chemical Engineering Senior
- James Kaczmarek (October 22, 2012) This award is given to the department’s top student in scholarship and leadership.

41. 2012-2013 Auburn University Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship
- James Kaczmarek (April 4, 2012) Only 20 full-year fellowships are awarded each year on the AU campus. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $4,400 over the course of the fellowship year and project/travel funds of $1,600.

40. 2012 Second Place-Outstanding Research Presentation Award, Oral Presentation, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Division, 9th Annual Auburn University Campus-wide Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Forum, Research Week 2012 - James Kaczmarek (April 3, 2012)

39. Overall Conference Third Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Clemson, SC - James Kaczmarek (March 31, 2012) James took third place honors for the entire conference. He is the fourth student in our department's history to earn one of the top three research prizes in the overall regional conference.

38. Section First Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Clemson, SC - James Kaczmarek (March 31, 2012)

37. Section First Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Clemson, SC - Amanda Paine (March 31, 2012)

36. 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention - James Kaczmarek (March 28, 2012) Awarded to ~300 students nationwide (with ~50 receiving honorable mentions), and it is widely considered the most prestigious award in the US for undergraduates in STEM disciplines.

35. Third Place in National Poster Competition at 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN- Amanda Paine (October 17, 2011) Amanda won third place in the National Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Session for her work entitled In Vivo and In Vitro Extended Drug Release From Imprinted Therapeutic Contact Lenses.

34. Second Place, 2011 Excellence in Research Award, NSF REU Program in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, and Devices, Auburn University - James Kaczmarek (July 29, 2011) At the conclusion of the program each year, NSF REU fellows are judged by external reviewers on their research work and presentation. James was awarded second place for his REU project entitled "Engineering a Therapeutic Contact Lens for the Controlled Delivery of an Ocular Anti-inflammatory".

33. 2011-2012 Auburn University Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Matthew McBride (April 20, 2011) Only 20 full-year fellowships are awarded each year on the AU campus. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $4,400 over the course of the fellowship year and project/travel funds of $1,600.

32. 2011 Auburn University President's Award - David Harris (April 13, 2011) The President's Award recognizes one graduate in each school or college who has completed at least three semesters at Auburn with a minimum grade point average of 3.40, and possesses outstanding qualities of leadership, citizenship, character and promise of professional ability.

31. 2011 First Place-Outstanding Research Presentation Award, Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, 8th Annual Auburn University Campus-wide Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Forum - David Harris (April 13, 2011)

30. Overall Conference Third Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA - Kayla Pate (April 2, 2011) Kayla took third place honors for the entire conference. She is the third student in our department's history to earn one of the top three research prizes in the overall regional conference.

29. Section First Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA - Kayla Pate (April 2, 2011)

28. Section Second Place in Regional Podium Competition at 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Meeting, Atlanta, GA - David Harris (April 2, 2011)

27. 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship Winner - David Harris (February 6, 2011) Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge (Only 30 scholarships are awarded each year). Only 90 students from across the US were selected as finalists from more than seven hundred applicants. David interviewed in New York in 2011 for the final selection process. David was the second student to win this award in the history of AU. Since 2013, there have been four Gates Cambridge finalists and three winners from AU.

26. 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship Finalist - David Harris (December 22, 2010)

25. Overall Conference Second Place in National Poster Competition at 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Meeting, Salt Lake City, IA - Kayla Pate (November 8, 2010) Kayla took second place national honors describing her research out of hundreds of poster presenters.

24. First Place Prize in the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Undergraduate National Student Poster Competition at the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Meeting, Salt Lake City, IA - Kayla Pate (November 8, 2010) Kaya won section first place for her poster presentation.

23. 2010 Jerry Nelson Scholarship, Phi Kappa Psi National Fraternity Foundation - Daniel Pulliam (June 14, 2010) Awarded to one brother nationwide for outstanding scholarship and character.

22. 2010 Phi Kappa Phi Susan Stacey Entrenkin Yates Scholastic Award - David Harris (April 26, 2010) Presented each year to 1-3 outstanding juniors at AU who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, activities, and character. David was the 2nd engineering student to win this award.

21. 2010-2011 Auburn University Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship - David Harris (April 12, 2010) Only 20 full-year fellowships are awarded each year on the AU campus. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $4,400 over the course of the fellowship year and project funds of $1,400.

20. Overall Conference Fourth Place in Regional Poster Competition at 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Raleigh, NC - David Harris (April 10, 2010) David was awarded fourth place of all the poster presenters at the conference.

19. 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - David Harris (April 10, 2010) Awarded to ~300 students nationwide, and it is widely considered the most prestigious award in the US for undergraduates in STEM disciplines.

18. First Place in National Paper Competition at 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA - Jeney Zhang (November 16, 2008) Jeney presented her research work and competed against 8 other finalist from across the country and won first place for her research. This is the second national first place undergraduate winner from the Byrne group since 2006 and the second in the history of our chemical engineering department..

17. Overall Conference First Place in Regional Paper Competition at 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Auburn, AL - Jeney Zhang (April 5, 2008) At the regional meeting, all first place podium presenters within each section were eligible for this award. Jeney took home top honors for her research of all podium participants at the meeting. As a result, she secured her spot to participate in the National competition at the Fall 2008 AIChE meeting in Philadelphia, PA. She is the second student in the history of our department to win overall first place at the southern regional meeting.

16. Section First Place in Regional Paper Competition at 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Auburn, AL - Jeney Zhang (April 5, 2008) Jeney was awarded first place for her research of all podium participants in her section.

15. Second Place in National Poster Competition at 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT - Jeney Zhang (November 5, 2007)

14. First Place, 2007 Excellence in Research Award, NSF REU Program in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, and Devices Auburn University - Zachary W. Greene (July 26, 2007) At the conclusion of the program each year, NSF REU fellows are judged by external reviewers on their research work and presentation. Zachary was awarded first place for his REU project entitled "Enhancing Release Parameters in Hydrogels for Long Chain Molecules".

13. 2007 Phi Kappa Phi Susan Stacey Entrenkin Yates Scholastic Award - Efe Sahinoglu (April 26, 2007) ) Presented each year to 1-3 outstanding juniors at AU who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, activities, and character. Efe was the first engineering student to win this award.

12. 2007 Second Place-Research Presentation Award, Undergraduate Competitive Research Program, 4th Annual Auburn University Campus-wide Undergraduate Research Forum - Allison Collins (April 6, 2007)

11. 2007 Sigma Xi Third Place Research Presentation Award, 4th Annual Auburn University Campus-wide Undergraduate Research Forum - Shondra Pass, Jishnu Saha (April 6, 2007)

10. Second Place in Regional Poster Competition at 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Columbia, SC - Shondra Pass, Jishnu Saha (March 31, 2007)

9. Section Third Place in Regional Paper Competition at 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Columbia, SC - Jeney Zhang (March 31, 2007)

8. First Place in National Paper Competition at 2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA - Parker Sizemore (November 13, 2006) Parker represented the Southern Region against 8 other first place competitors who won their respective regional competitions in the Spring. Parker presented his research work and competed against the 8 other finalist from across the United States and won first place for his research. Parker is the first Auburn Chemical Engineering student to win this award.

7. First Place, 2006 Excellence in Research Award, NSF REU Program in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, and Devices, Auburn University - Shondra Pass (August 4, 2006) At the conclusion of the program each year, NSF REU fellows are judged by external reviewers on their research work and presentation. Shondra was awarded first place for her REU project entitled "Therapeutic Contact Lenses for Anti-histamines: Transport of Ketotifen Fumarate Through Biomimetic Hydrogels".

6. 2006-2007 Auburn University Competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Allison Collins (April 20, 2006) There are 20 year-long fellowships available each year campus-wide. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $4,400 over the course of the fellowship year, project funds of $1,400, and $200 in travel funds.

Pumphrey Outstanding Pre-Engineering Student Award - Efe Sahinoglu (March 17, 2006)

5. 2006 Omega Chi Epsilon Award - Parker Sizemore (March 16, 2006) The Omega Chi Epsilon Award has been awarded to chemical engineering students by individual chapters since 1974. In a desire to recognize outstanding individuals in the field of chemical engineering, the Auburn chapter gives out this award to a chemical engineering student nominated by faculty or staff of the Auburn Chemical Engineering Department. The criteria are three-fold: (i) the student promotes investigation and innovation in chemical engineering, (ii) the student provides service to the chemical engineering department, and (iii) the student encourages comradeship among chemical engineers.

4. Overall Conference First Place in Regional Paper Competition at 2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Mississippi State, MS - Parker Sizemore (March 11, 2006) At the regional meeting, all first place podium presenters within each section were eligible for this award. Parker took home top honors of all podium participants at the meeting. As a result, he secured his spot to participate in the National competition at the Fall 2006 AIChE meeting in San Francisco, CA. Parker is the first student in the history of our department to win overall first place at the regional meeting.

3. Section First Place in Regional Paper Competition at 2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southern Regional Conference, Mississippi State, MS - Parker Sizemore (March 11, 2006) Parker was awarded the First Place Prize for his podium presentation in Section B for his research entitled "Biomimetic Recognitive Hydrogels for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis."

2. First Place Prize in the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Undergraduate National Student Poster Competition at the 2005 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Meeting, Cincinnati, OH - Parker Sizemore (November 2, 2005) Parker was awarded First Place for his research entitled "Polymerization Reaction Analysis to Enhance Loading of Hydrogels for Ocular Drug Delivery"

1. 2005 Biomedical Engineering Society Undergraduate Student Award Winner for Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Research, Baltimore, MD - Parker Sizemore (October 2005) Only five national awards are presented each year with the designation of one of the top prizes for undergraduate research in Biomedical Engineering. Parker submitted a research paper and presented his research at the national meeting.

 

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