2019 Awards

2019 ASEE-GSW Section Awards

Hosted by the University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas


Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award:

Dr. Winston F. Erevelles, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas


Person Mile Award:

The University of Texas at San Antonio


Outstanding Section Teaching Award: 

Dr. Joseph Donndelinger, Baylor University


Outstanding Young Faculty Award: 

Dr. Tahsin Khajah, Department Mechanical Engineering, .The University Texas at Tyler


Outstanding GSW Section Service Award: 

Dr. Aranceli Martinez Ortiz-Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas



Faculty Paper Awards


First Place

Supplemental Instruction and Just-in-Time Tutoring: The Who, When, and Why Students Attend in a First Year Engineering Course,” by David Ewing, Catherine Unite, Christine Miller and Cedric Shelby, University of Texas at Arlington


Second Place

Lean Concepts for Teaching Improvement: A Case of Metallography Experiment, Hung-Da Wan, Nihal Nethada and Madhavrao Govindaraju, Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Texas at San Antonio


Third Place

Exploring Paradigms: Leadership Development for Engineers Using the Engineering Skill Set, by B. Michael Aucoin, Leading Edge Management LLC



Best Students Papers:


First Place

The Use of Polymeric Coatings for Anticoagulation on Implantable Medical Devices, Aaron Wilson, Alexandra Craig, Pierre Neuenschwander and Shih-Feng Chou, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler and Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler


Second Place

Development and Analysis of a Control Architecture for a Laboratory-Scale, Double Pipe Heat Exchanger, Samuel Ogletree, M. A. Rafe Biswas, Chung Hyun Goh, Kelvin Lim, Jared Reynolds, Andrew Hughes and Michael Mahaffe, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Tyler


Third Place

Modernization of Curriculum for the Undergraduate Digital Systems Course, Brolyne Onyango, Hector Ochoa and Mukul Shirvaikar, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Tyler and Physics Department, Stephen F. Austin State University


Best Students Posters


  • Design and Optimization of Acoustic Metamaterials for Noise Reduction, Vinicio Hadlich and Tahsin Khajah, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler


  • Machine Learning Techniques in the Area of Neuroimaging Segmentation, Kevin Scholtes, Mordechai Alpert, Martin Komm, Ivette Resendiz and Nathan Kracko, UT Tyler


  • Electrospinning of Polyester Fibers for Sustained Drug Delivery, Sarju Poudel and Shih-Feng Chou, UT Tyler


  • Medical device for quantifying vocal fold stiffness in-vivo, Vangelina Osteguin, Melanie Foster, Divya Kamnani, Natalia Rafiq, Teja Guda and Gregory Dion, The University of Texas at San Antonio


  • Factors affecting pavement smoothness (A Study of California’s Pavements), Alisha Khanal and Mena Souliman, UT Tyler