2020 Awards

2020 ASEE-GSW Section Awards

Virtual Conference was Hosted by The University of New Mexico


Person Mile Award:

None – No travel—Virtual conference


Outstanding Section Teaching Award:

Dr. J. Carter Tiernan, University of Texas at Arlington


Outstanding Young Faculty Award:

Dr. Sharareh Kermanshachi,. University of Texas at Arlington


Outstanding GSW Section Service Award:

Dr. Randall D. Manteufel, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas


Section Outstanding Campus Representative Award:

Dr. Amir Karimi, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas


Best Paper Awards


Faculty Paper Awards:

1st Place:

John Carrell, Joshua Cruz and Stephanie Kuzmack, Texas Tech University, “Using Humanities as Context for STEM Empathy Development: A Discourse Analysis”


2nd Place

Kristine Denman, Joel Robinson and Tariq Khraishi, University of New Mexico, “A Study of the Impact of a NSF Internship and Conference Participation Program on Student Success”


3rd Place

Aleksandr Sergeyev, John Irwin and Adrienne Minerick, Michigan Technological University, “Pioneering Approach for Offering the Convergence MS Degree in Mechatronics and Associate Graduate Certificate”


Student Paper Awards:

1st Place:

Jesus Ortega, University of New Mexico, “Thermal Energy Storage: Gaps and Bridges for Concentrating Solar Power Technologies”


2nd Place:

Jiyah Starks, Yuxin Jiao, Danyal Syed, and Reginald McKenzie, University of Texas at Dallas, “The Engineering Design process for the EPICS’ Motorized Art Table for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”


3rd Place:

Aleksandr Sergeyev, Spencer Thompson, Larry Stambeck, Andy Posa and Paniz Hazaveh, Michigan Technological University, “Efficient Way of Converting outdated Allen Bradley PLC-5 System into Modern ControlLogix 5000 suit”


4th Place:

Irma Rocio Vazquez and Sakineh Chabi, University of New Mexico, “Solar Fuels: Importance of Material Compatibility in Their Production”


5th Place:
Adeyemi Taylor, Shuza Binzaid and John Attia, Prairie View A&M University, “Microcontroller-based Custom Test Module for Multifunctional Sensor for Radiation Environments”