2018 Awards

2018 ASEE-GSW Section Awards

Presented April, 6, 2018

2018 ASEE-GSW Section Annual Meeting

Hosted by The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas


Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award:

Dr. Walter Buchanan, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Person Mile Award:

The University of Texas at Tyler


Outstanding Section Teaching Award:

Dr. Hung-Da Wan, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio


Outstanding Young Faculty Award:

Dr. Vanessa Svihla, Department Chemical and Biological Engineering, .The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Outstanding GSW Section Service Award:

Dr. Kenneth W. Van Treuren, Mechanical Engineering Department, Baylor University, Waco, Texas


Best Students Posters:


First place

“Development of an Emergency Medical Service Rover (EMSR): Phases 1 and 2,” Victoria LaBarre, Elijah Espinoza, Dr. April Andreas, Paulina Sidwell, Larry Benton, Joe Rizo,  McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas


Second Place

“Haptic Research in Telemedical Applications,” by Darnell R. Campbell, Sander N.,  Countryman, Sreerenjini, Nair Ph.D., Michael Frye Ph.D., University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas


Third Place

“MCC@CAT: An in-depth analysis of applying engineering education to a professional environment,” by Reagan Hughes, Courtney McCreary, Aldo Perez, Christopher Sorensen,

Brandon Trout, Bradley Ward, McLennan Community College, McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas


Faculty Papers


First Place

“STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES): A NASA/TSGC/UTCSR High School Internship Program (Active, Experiential, and Collaborative Learning),” by Timothy Urban and Margaret Baguio, Texas Space Grant Consortium, Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin


Second Place

“Control Systems and Robotics Outreach to Middle-school Girls: Approach, Results, and Suggestions,” by Pranav A. Bhounsule (Mechanical Engineering Dept.), Ahmad Taha (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dept.), and Sebastian Nugruho (Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.),The University of Texas at San Antonio



Third Place

“Using the Internet of Things to Teach Good Software Engineering Practice to High School Students,” by Christine Julien, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin