Eyre Associates Award for Outstanding Achievement
The Eyre Associates award recognized an aerospace or mechanical engineering student who has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence throughout their undergraduate academic career. This award honors the Eyre Associates’ contributions over many years to the support and development of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Winner: James Gabbard
The Tony Maxworthy Award
Professor Tony Maxworthey was a leading light in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from his arrival in 1967 to his passing in 2013. He was a Distinguished University Professor and recipient of numerous awards in his illustrious life, but he always drew considerable joy and satisfaction from teaching our undergraduate project labs. His research was always characterized by an elegance and incisiveness where any given experiment often proved to be the defining study of its time. This award is therefore given to the student work that most closely exemplifies this combination of experimental and analytical elegance for which “TMax” was famous.
Winners: Justin Jenkins, Enrique Jacobo, Megan Gray
The Laufer Prize for Outstanding Achievement
was chairman for 19 years. He was an internationally known experimentalist in fluid mechanics and had an illustrious career at Cal Tech, NBS, and JPL in addition to USC. He was also instrumental in developing the Senior Experimental Projects Laboratory course (AME 441). This award was established in his honor to recognize the student(s) with the most outstanding project in the AME 441 course.
Winners: Johann Freeberg, James Blakely, Jacob Hogge
The Bleeker Award for Superb Craftsmanship
Al Bleeker was an enthusiastic, dedicated supporter of undergraduate experimental studies. As a friend, technician, and teacher, AL counseled over two generations of laboratory students. This award for excellence and imagination in the design and construction of experiments during the senior year course is presented as a tribute to Al’s contributions.
Winner: Johann Freeberg
AME Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Ingenuity and Performance
These awards are given to the students in the AME Senior Projects Laboratory who have shown outstanding ingenuity and performance in the design, construction, and testing of their senior project.
Winners: Ryan Murrieta, Patrick McDonnell, Alyssa Perez, Collin Russell, Clark Rothenberg, George Miller, Katelyn Gerlach, Will Clontz, Derek Schinke, Ivan Fuentes
AME Academic Excellence Award
Winner: Rishi Malhan
AME Winner: Bo Cheng Jin, Development of Composite Oriented Strand Board and Structures
Best Research Assistant
AME Winner: Abbasali Davani Davari
Phi Kappa Phi List
Winner: Dylan L. Vassberg
Outstanding Achievement by a Transfer Student
Winner: Edson Hernandez
Neighborhood Service Award
Winner: Natasha Fernando
Outstanding Achievement in Leadership
Winner: Shana Douglass
Viterbi Award for Best Design Team
Winner: Aerodesign Team