Student Engineer of the Year Award is a prestigious honor:
The eight programs of the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science (Architectural, Civil, Chemical, Petroleum, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, and Energy Systems) each nominate their top graduating senior for this award. The Scholarships and Awards Committee reviews the nominees’ written nomination forms and interviews each of the candidates to select the Student Engineer of the Year. The award recipient receives an unrestricted grant of $2,500 and each of the seven Honorees receives a $1,250 grant. WES sponsors all nominees to attend the annual convention to be recognized at the Awards Banquet.
Award winner and Honorees for 2020:
Student Engineer of the Year
Aisha Balogun Mohammed - Computer Eng - Laramie, Wy
Kenny Plant – Architectural Eng - Laramie, Wyoming
Kennedee True – Chemical Eng - Laramie, Wyoming
Dallin Call – Petroleum Eng - Laramie, Wyoming
John Higgins – Civil Eng – Laramie, Wyoming
Abbey Brasher – Mechanical Eng – Laramie, Wyoming
Brenna Fankell – Electrical Eng – Laramie, Wyoming
Brianna Diaz - Energy Systems - Laramie, Wyoming
Eight Scholarships total $10,000:
Scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academic year
Past Presidents’ Scholarship
Carl Oslund Scholarship
Megan Vande Steeg
The Selection Process requires coordinated effort:
For all scholarships, except the Incoming Freshman Scholarship, the WES Scholarships and Awards Committee distributes application forms and announcements at the beginning of the Spring semester with a submittal deadline near the middle of February. The committee then rates each of the written applications and the candidates with the best scores are invited to participate in an interview with the committee. Selection is made based on the written application and interview performance.
The UW Engineering Summer Program (ESP) encourages high school students to explore engineering as a choice for college and for life.
The UW College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wyoming Engineering Society, in conjunction with the J. Kenneth & Pat Kennedy Endowment, offer high school juniors anopportunity to participate in a summer program of hands-on experiences in various engineering fields. Participants can choose to build a digital circuit, study solutions to an environmental issue, test the aerodynamics of a tennis racket, or design timber trusses. Laboratory sessions provide basic instruction – students put their knowledge to the test.
As an ESP Scholar, participants work one-on-one with faculty members specializing in the student’s interest areas. Curiosity and enthusiasm - not tests and grades - inspire discovery. This program expands horizons, develops creative thinking and problem solving skills, and challenges imagination.
ESP is held on the University of Wyoming campus, with some of the best laboratories and equipment in the Rocky Mountain region. Thirty students are selected to participate in the program.
For more information on ESP at the University of Wyoming, click here à ESP
Laramie, WY 82072
Derrick Thompson ~ Angie Schrader ~ Joe Lord ~ Thomas V Edgar
Assisting the WES Scholarships and Awards Committee are a group of volunteer coordinators representing each of the programs of the College of Engineering and Applied Science:
Architectural Engineering – Anthony Denzer
Civil Engineering – Anthony Denzer
Chemical Engineering - David Bagley
Petroleum Engineering – Denny Coon
Electrical/Computer Engineering – John Pierre
Mechanical/Energy Systems Engineering – Denny Coon
Surveying Program – TBD
Various revenue sources fund the Scholarships and Awards Program: