An undergraduate student who completes twelve or more graded credits with all grades of “A”, and no grades of “I”, “X”, or “U”, is named a Dean’s Scholar.
An undergraduate student who completes twelve or more graded credits with the grades of “A”, “B”, or “C” and a 3.5 grade-point average, with no grades of “I”, “X”, “U”, “D”, or “F”, is named to the Dean’s List. Grades of “P” are not prohibited in Dean’s List qualifications, but cannot be used to meet the graded-credits minimum requirement.
Honor certificates are available online for Speed School. To retrieve Dean’s Scholar or Dean’s List Certificate:
The following honors and awards were bestowed for 2021.
Lewis S. Streng Award
Mrs. Fannie Henry Streng created a trust fund in memory of her deceased husband, Lewis S. Streng. A plaque and cash award is presented to the honor graduate of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering receiving the Master of Engineering degree.
Matthew Newcomer and Morgan Tallio
Robert C. Ernst Award
A plaque and cash award is presented each year to the engineering student who is the honor graduate of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering receiving the Bachelor of Science degree.
Carl Grief, Benjamin Mitchell and Christian Tobbe
Bennett M. Brigman Award
In memory of Bennett M. Brigman, former Dean of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering, a plaque and cash award is given each year to the Master of Engineering student who most nearly attains the objectives of the School.
Alfred T. Chen Memorial Scholarship Award
A fund has been established in memory of Alfred T. Chen, Professor of Applied Mathematics And Computer Science and former Director of University Computing Activities. The income from this memorial fund is to provide a commemorative plaque for a Graduate/Professional student pursuing the Master of Engineering degree in any field. The recipient is selected on the basis of scholarship.
William S. Speed Award
Dedicated by the Speed School Student Council to the memory of the late William S. Speed, as the principal benefactor of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering, this plaque and cash award are given to the graduating senior for having contributed the most services to the School.
J. B. Speed School of Engineering Alumni Award
A plaque and cash award is presented each year to the member of the graduating class who has achieved the greatest distinction in professional and extracurricular activities within the School and the University.
Departmental Alumni Awards
These cash awards and certificates are presented by the Speed School Alumni Association to outstanding Graduate/Professional Students nominated by each department.
Anna Goestenkors (BE)
Adam Flynn (CHE)
Ben Emery (CEE)
Rachel Gasetoto Johnson (CSE)
Griffin W. Maxwell (ECE)
Morgan Tallio (IE)
Julio Izquierdo (ME)
Co-op of the year Award
This award recognizes an outstanding student who has successfully completed a co-op and nominated by his employer and/or a faculty. Evaluation is based on student’s statement about the co-op experience and the student contribution to the employer.
Bailey Florek (BE)
Maggie Hoehler (CEE)
Justin Meredith (ChE)
Jacob Lichtefeld (CSE)
Angela Phillabaum (ECE)
Vincenzo Rudy (IE)
Shiloh Norris (ME)
Outstanding Student Award
This award goes to the Speed School graduate who most exemplifies the attributes of the college, which include, but are not limited to character, leadership, service and scholarship. The recipient is honored in the University Commencement Book, and will serve as banner bearer, leading the Speed School graduates into the University Wide Commencement Ceremony.
J.B. Speed School Leader of the Year Award
The Speed Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual who is an outstanding leader initiates change, inspires others, and creates a positive environment within Speed School.
Joseph Henry Award In Translational Bioengineering
Joseph Henry (1797-1878) was a brilliant scientist who gave his ideas away to other inventors. The discoverer of mutual and self-inductance, and the electromagnetic relay, Henry influenced many prolific inventors such as Morse (telegraph), Marcone (radio), and Bell (telephone). However, because Henry did not protect his research, he never profited or was publicly recognized for his contributions. Thus, the Joseph Henry Award in Translational Bioengineering is based on Henry’s passion for helping translate others’ ideas into intellectual property (IP). This annual award recognizes an innovative MEng student who has, by the basis of their research and development, potentially created new IP (sole or co-inventor) and has filed an invention disclosure. The student will be awarded a plaque and will have their name and the year they received the award embossed on the Joseph Henry Award Trophy, prominently displayed in the BE department.
Rolando “Chip” Cheng, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This award is in honor of the late Rolando “Chip” Cheng, Jr, an alumnus and graduate student of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering (BS ECE 2000), whose zest for life, love of friends and family, and dreams of developing medical devices to help save patients’ lives made the world a better place. The funds for this award have been provided by an endowed memorial scholarship in Chip’s name to recognize a bioengineering student in the graduating class whose character reflects humanitarianism, innovative mind, and entrepreneurial spirit. The recipient of this award receives a monetary scholarship and plaque, and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in the BE department.
Jerry and Pat Sturgeon Academic Excellence Award
This award is in honor of Gerald “Jerry” E. Sturgeon, an alumnus of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering (Assoc. Engr. Techn. ‘77), and his wife Pat for their outstanding generosity to the Department of Bioengineering. The income from the endowment established in their names provides a scholarship which is awarded annually to the student achieving the highest scholastic performance after completing their Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering. The student receives a scholarship, a plaque and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque.
Mickey R. Wilhelm Achievement Award
This award is in honor of Dr. Mickey R. Wilhelm, former Dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, for his commitment and dedication to the inception and development of the Department of Bioengineering in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. This award recognizes a bioengineering student in the graduating class whose character, integrity, industry, leadership skills and persevering attitude identifies them with a high potential for success. The student receives a plaque and their name engraved on a perpetual plaque.
Judi Olsen Endowed Scholarship
This award is in honor of the late Judi Cooper Olsen, Director of Development for J.B. Speed School at the University of Louisville. Judi touched so many lives with her warm smile, devotion to others, and beautiful spirit inside and out. In her honor, we are all challenged to carry out her legacy of love and happiness on earth: live life to the absolute fullest, spread love and happiness unconditionally, and enjoy the wonders of this beautiful world, and the people in it. A plaque and monetary scholarship is given to a junior or senior undergraduate bioengineering student with a 3.0 or greater GPA and shares Judi’s dedication to the development and clinical translation of medical devices to improve patient outcomes and restore quality of life.
Best Doctoral Student Peer-Reviewed Journal Paper
This award will be given to a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Studies with Specialization in Translation Bioengineering program having a first-authored peer-reviewed original research journal paper. The study or technology described in the paper will be innovative, relevant, and have an impact on the field of bioengineering. The paper will demonstrate methodological rigor, and convey an insightful interpretation and discussion of findings. Papers that have been accepted, in press, or published within the previous year are eligible for consideration. Recipients will receive a monetary award of $250 and a commemorative plaque.
Yaser Elnakieb and Jessica Miller
Doctoral Student Inventorship Award
This award will be given to a student in the Interdisciplinary Studies with Specialization in Translation Bioengineering program who has been included as an inventor on a patent award during the previous year and has substantially contributed to the innovation. Recipients will receive a monetary award of $250 and commemorative plaque.
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Chapter Award
This award will be given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has been recognized for their leadership and dedication to the BMES society as evidenced by their engagement in the BMES student chapter. Recipients will receive a commemorative plaque.
Exemplary Research Scholarship Awards
The award recognizes doctoral students who have a superior record of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed manuscripts and intellectual property generation that demonstrate innovation and impact in the field of Bioengineering. This award can be awarded to any doctoral student at the University of Louisville mentored by a Bioengineering faculty member. Recipients will receive a commemorative plaque.
Ahmed Shaffie, Mohamed Shehata, Heba El-Sayed Kandil, Ahmed Alksas, Ahmed Abdullah Sleman, Brett Janis, and Hunter Miller
Doctoral Student Federal Funding Award
Exemplary Doctoral Dissertation Award
The Max A. Stoler Memorial Award
With due consideration for an outstanding academic record, this award recognizes a chemical engineer in the graduating class whose leadership, industry, and integrity marks the student as one with the potential for future achievement. It is given by Barry S. Stoler, M.D., (Ch.E. 1961) in memory of his father, Max A. Stoler.
Chemical Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Award
This award recognizes the graduating honor student earning the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and takes due consideration of academic excellence, contributions to the department and the school, and potential for future achievement.
Carl Grief and Sarah Metzger
Donald F. Othmer Academic Excellence Award
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers awards a certificate and a copy of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook to the student who has the highest scholastic standing after completing the first three years of the Chemical Engineering program.
Kentucky Section ASCE Scholarship
The Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presents this scholarship to a professional school student in Civil Engineering who demonstrates superior service to the student community.
Jacob Thomas and Matthew Arnold
CEE Undergraduate Recognition Award
This award recognizes the graduating honor student earning the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and takes due consideration of academic excellence, contributions to the department and the school, and potential for future achievement.
CEE Graduate Recognition Award
This award recognizes the graduating honor student earning the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and takes due consideration of academic excellence, contributions to the department and the school, and potential for future achievement.
John H. Simester Award
The award is given to the Computer Science and Engineering program graduate who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing in the Master of Engineering program at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering.
Raymond I. Fields Award
The award is given to the Computer Science and Engineering graduate who has contributed the most to the department and school in leadership and service.
To be announced
ACM Distinguished Student Award
The award is given to honor a CSE student who has made a significant contribution to the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.
CSE Master of Science Award
The award is given to the Computer Science graduate who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing in the departmental Master of Science program.
CSE Arthur M. Riehl Award
The award is given to a graduate/professional student with excellent academic performance and contributions to the department activities. The award is given in recognition of Professor Riehl who retired after 40 years of service as a faculty member (1959 – 1999) including 10 years as department chair (1977-1987).
Asuman C. Acune, Aneseh Alvanpour and Mohamed Nazih Shehata
CSE Outstanding Undergraduate Award
The award is given to a CSE undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence and potential for future achievements. The recipient is selected by the CSE faculty.
IEEE Outstanding CSE Student Award
The IEEE Louisville Chapter honors two outstanding students upon the recommendation of CSE faculty.
Caroline Boone and Jeremy Boyd
Gwong Sun Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in CSE with an outstanding academic record and potential for achievement in their professional career. The award is given in honor of Dr. Gwong Sun who joined the Speed School faculty in 1978 and served with dedication until his death in 2003.
CSE Doctoral Award
The award is given to a Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student selected by the CSE department. Priority is given to those pursuing academic/research careers.
Mohsen Asghari, Mariem Boujelbene, Heba El-Sayed Kandil and Huan Liu
Samuel T. Fife Outstanding Master of Engineering
Graduate in Electrical Engineering Award
Mrs. Claudine M. Fife established this award in memory of her husband, Samuel T. Fife, Professor of Electrical Engineering in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering (1931-1968) and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department (1931-1942). A cash prize is awarded each year to the outstanding Master of Engineering graduate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Mason Gardone, Nathan Hodges, Lucas Huddleston and Raley Suter
Samuel T. Fife Scholarship Award
This scholarship award is given annually to the Electrical and Computer Engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has attained the highest cumulative scholastic standing by the end of the first year of study in the Professional School of Engineering. The prize consists of a handbook provided by the Louisville Section of the IEEE and a scholarship funded by Mrs. Claudine Fife in memory of her husband, Samuel T. Fife.
M. Gordon Northrop Student Activities Award
The Louisville Section IEEE Activity Award is given annually to an Electrical and Computer Engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has contributed most to the student branch activities, including paper presentation. Kasey Shirley IEEE Outstanding Student Awards The University of Louisville Student Branch of IEEE honors two outstanding students. Alex Bennett and William Funke Electrical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarship in the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering.
IEEE Outstanding Student Awards
The University of Louisville Student Branch of IEEE honors two outstanding students.
Cameron Harper and Matthew Nguyen
Electrical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award
This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarship in the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering.
Institute of Industrial Engineers Activity Award
The Louisville Chapter 18 of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Activity Award is given annually to an industrial engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has contributed most to the activities of the University of Louisville Chapter 902 of the IIE.
Louis D. Brandeis Scholarship Award
The Louisville Chapter 18 of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Scholarship Award is given annually to the industrial engineering student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering who has demonstrated both scholarly achievement and the promise of corresponding professional attainment. It is given in memory of Louis D. Brandeis, a native of Louisville and an early champion of industrial engineering.
American Society For Quality Scholarship Award
The Louisville Section 912 of the American Society for Quality Scholarship award is given annually to the student in the J. B. Speed School of Engineering, who has demonstrated, through scholarly achievement and research,the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of Quality.
Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Award
This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarship in the Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering. Audrey Dorris Industrial Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Award This award is given annually to the PhD student who is judged to have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the completion and defense of an Industrial Engineering doctoral dissertation.
Industrial Engineering Doctoral Dissertation on Award
This award is given annually to the PhD student who is judged to have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the completion and defense of an Industrial Engineering doctoral dissertation.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Student Section Award
The Louisville Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers participates in the technical and professional development of J. B. Speed School of Engineering students through its support of the Mechanical Engineering Department’s ASME student section. The Louisville Section of ASME presents this award to that student who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the activities of the Student Section.
Hsing Chuang Award for Excellence in Graduate Study
A plaque and a cash award are given annually to the Mechanical Engineering graduate student who best epitomizes the academic and professional qualities of Dr. Hsing Chuang, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. Criteria include a strong scholastic record, demonstrated creativity in research or design, and participation in professional societies.
Matthew Roe Farber
Mechanical Engineering Department Academic Achievement Awards
These awards, consisting of a plaque and cash prize, are given to Mechanical Engineering students at the sophomore, junior, senior and graduate professional level with the highest cumulative academic standing in their class.
Cassidy Caid, William Spade and Christian Tobbe