Graduation with Departmental Distinction

To be considered for Graduation with Departmental Distinction, graduating engineering students must be nominated by at least one faculty member. Students can contact their faculty advisor to discuss their eligibility for Graduation with Departmental Distinction before their final semester. The nominated student must have a minimum accumulated GPA of about 3.00 and exhibited outstanding efforts and success in at least one of the following areas:

  • Service to the department & community, including assisting the department in various community & outreach activities, representing the department at different events, etc.
  • Research & scholarly activities, including participating in summer academy, applying successfully for scholarship or grant, presenting at any technical conference or research symposium, etc.
  • Leadership & organization, including active participation in one or more technical clubs, engaging other students in various engineering activities, organizing field trips, inviting speakers, etc.

At least two other faculty members (total of three) must approve student's eligibility for the final approval. Final decisions will be announced no later than April by the engineering department. Eligible students are highly recommended to discuss their nomination with their instructor or advisor.

Recipients, Spring 2019
Julio Jireh Alberto James Normantas
Brandon Barron Alyssa Write