ECE Student Awards

Message from the Department Head

Dear award winners,

I sincerely hope that this message finds you and your families safe and healthy. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering congratulates each of you on the award for which you were selected from a slate of highly deserving nominees. We are very proud of your achievements, and we genuinely regret that we were unable to recognize you during Honors Week. The list of awards and winners appears below. This seems the only way to publically acknowledge you at this time. Your award plaques are ready and can be picked up as soon as we return to back on campus. If you would like yours mailed to you when we return, please email Leslie Jones at ljones@eng.ua.edu with your address.

Again, congratulations on what you have accomplished. Thank you for your significant impact on the department and university.

Roll Tide,
Tim A. Haskew, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head

Electrical and Computer Engineering Award Winners for 2019-2020

Fred R. Maxwell Jr. Award
Nguyen Hung Nguyen, Jr.

Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award – Electrical Engineering Nominee
Savannah Olmstead

Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award – Computer Engineering Option Nominee
Jonathan Platt

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers Student Engineer of the Year Award – ECE Nominee
Daniel Williams

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Jonathan Platt

ECE Undergrad Research Fellows
Ethan Brooks

IEEE Outstanding Student Branch President Award
Jonathan Platt

IEEE Outstanding Student Branch Member
Calvin Flack

IEEE Outstanding Junior Award
Benjamin King

HKN Outstanding Senior Award
Caroline Hataway

HKN Outstanding Junior Award
Chloe Flack

HKN Outstanding Instructor
Dr. Kenneth Ricks

ECE Ambassadors
Reese Butler
Brandon Quinn
Shelby Critcher
Brandon Stevens
Lauren Faris

External Recognition for ECE Students

University of Alabama 2020 Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Spencer Davis


2019-20 ECE Awards Committee Chair: Dr. Fei Hu (fei@eng.ua.edu)

Fred R. Maxwell Jr. Award

  • Description: The Fred R. Maxwell Awardee is selected based on overall performance, including GPA, research involvement, technical society involvement, etc.
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Eligibility: ECE Junior
  • Deadline: January 15 of every year
  • Application Process: Student can self-nominate, or be nominated by a faculty member. The student or the faculty member should email the ECE Awards Committee Chair before the deadline a single PDF document containing: (i) a cover letter, (ii) a resume, and (iii) a list of 3 references with contact information.

Capstone Engineering Society (CES) Outstanding Senior Award

  • Description: One EE and one CEO undergraduate student are recognized by the ECE Department as departmental nominees to the Capstone Engineering Society. Selected students should have shown superior performance in academics, professional and technical activities, and leadership. One overall winner will then be selected among all departmental nominees by CES representatives as the CES Outstanding Senior for the UA College of Engineering.
  • Number of Awards: 1 EE and 1 CEO
  • Eligibility: ECE Senior
  • Deadline: January 15 of every year
  • Application Process: Student can self-nominate, or be nominated by a faculty member. The student or the faculty member should email the ECE Awards Committee Chair before the deadline a single PDF document containing: (i) a cover letter, (ii) a resume, (iii) a list of 3 references with contact information, and (iv) completed nomination form (“Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award”)
  • Prior CES Outstanding Senior Awardees: https://eng.ua.edu/alumni/awards-and-honors/ces-outstanding-senior/

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE) Student Engineer of the Year Award

  • Description: The top overall ECE undergraduate student and top overall ECE graduate student are recognized as the ECE Department nominees to the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers.  These nominees are selected based on overall GPA, research involvement, student involvement in ECE Department activities, leadership, scholarship, etc. All nominees will then be invited and recognized at the Engineers Council of Birmingham (ECOB) Banquet in Birmingham in February.
  • In addition, ECOB will judge all nominees in the six categories listed below with their weight factors. The ECOB Student Engineer of the Year Award and the ECOB Graduate Student Engineer of the Year Award will also be recognized at the Banquet.
CATEGORY FACTOR
Scholarship 2.5
Communication 2.5
Employment 1.0
Research 1.5
Leadership  2.0
Activities 0.5

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Description: The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awardee is selected and recognized as the top undergraduate contributor to research efforts within the ECE Department.
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Eligibility: ECE Undergraduate
  • Deadline: January 15 of every year
  • Application Process: Student can self-nominate, or be nominated by a faculty member. The student or the faculty member should email the ECE Awards Committee Chair before the deadline a single PDF document containing: (i) a cover letter, (ii) a resume, and (iii) a list of 3 references with contact information.