ECE Student Awards

Message from the Department Head

Dear Award Recipients,

As Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and on behalf of the faculty and staff, I congratulate each of you on the award for which you have been selected. As always, our Awards Committee had the very difficult task of selecting each of you from a large slate of highly deserving nominees. Your selection is truly a great honor, and we celebrate your achievements with you during this 2021 Honors Week. The list of awards and winners appears below. As I have learned more about each of you and the many things in which you are involved, it is clear to me that this is truly a place where “legends are made.”

Although this year we are again unable to have an in-person recognition, please know that the pride and excitement we have in and for each of you is not diminished. In fact, we recognize that your efforts that have earned this recognition were accomplished during some of the most trying times you may have ever known. So, in a sense, these awards should mean even more than they typically may mean. It is our sincere hope that our next recognition of departmental awards will, in fact, be in-person.

Again, we congratulate you on all that you have achieved here at UA. We wish you continued success, and we thank you for being a part of our ECE community. Please know that your impact will have long-lasting positive effects.

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

Award Winners for 2020-2021

Fred R. Maxwell Jr. Award
Max Hawkins

Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award – Electrical Engineering Nominee
Jude Alnas

Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award – Computer Engineering Option Nominee
Matthew Mason

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers/Engineering Council of Birmingham Student Engineer of the Year Award – ECE Graduate Nominee
Tonmoy Ghosh

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers/Engineering Council of Birmingham Student Engineer of the Year Award – ECE Undergraduate Nominee
Jonathan Platt

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Charles Connors

IEEE Outstanding Student Branch President Award
Jonathan Platt

IEEE Outstanding Student Branch Member
Christian Darr

IEEE Outstanding Junior Award
Dylan Meyer

IEEE Outstanding Senior Award
Leo Vanderburgh

HKN Outstanding Senior Award
Andrew Heller

EXTERNAL RECOGNITION FOR ECE STUDENTS

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers/Engineering Council of Birmingham Student Educator of the Year Recipient
Dr. Todd Freeborn

University of Alabama 2021 Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Jude Alnas

Precision Nutrition Gaps and Opportunities Workshop Poster Award
Tonmoy Ghosh

Best Paper Award IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomerical Engineering and Sciences
Tonmoy Ghosh, Delwar Hossain, Masudul Haider Imtiaz, Megan A. Mccrory, Edward Sazonov
 
 
 
 
2019-2020 ECE Student Award Winners
 


 

Description of Awards

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.