Office of the Dean
Phone: (208) 885-6470
Fax: (208) 885-6645
Janssen Engineering (JEB)
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011
Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Alumni Award for Excellence
Eight College of Engineering students and their mentors were recognized for their outstanding academic success at the Alumni Award for Excellence Ceremony.
This award is presented to approximately 40 undergraduate senior level students and an additional 15 graduate and law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation; campus and community leadership and involvement, or "leaders in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community."
The students and their mentors were presented the awards by President M. Duane Nellis and Steve Johnson, director of the Alumni Association.
Chemical Engineering and Mathematics major from Gooding
Mentor: Alton Campbell from the Honors Program
Jacob was a lead student in last year’s International Studies course that organized the first Zombies vs. Humans game at the University of Idaho. The activity was very popular, and was offered again this semester.
Jacob says that Alton’s constant support, encouragement, and guidance have enabled him to exceed his own limitations and expand his boundaries. His efforts help make the University of Idaho stand out as a premier educational institution, and enrich the academic experience of its students.
Civil Engineering major from Spokane, Washington
Mentor: Fritz Fiedler from the Department of Civil Engineering
DeAnn is highly active in the American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter, and has served as the organization’s secretary and president.
She says that even though Fritz isn’t her academic advisor, he has always been very helpful when it comes to school, extracurricular activities, and helping her choose graduate schools to apply to. He does all this, simply because he wants to help his students.
Chemical Engineering major from Costa Mesa, California
Mentor: Woody Admassu from the Department of Chemical Engineering
As part of the university’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, Kylie was able to travel to a small community in Bolivia that doesn’t have access to clean water. She surveyed its residents to determine their health problems and needs in order to give an accurate idea of how best to deliver potable water to the community.
Kylie says that Woody has always driven his students to succeed. He gives no excuses and accepts none from his students. The engineering fundamentals he has taught Kylie have helped her succeed academically. But it’s the work ethic and belief in her own abilities that he fostered that have helped her succeed in every area of her life.
Graduate student in Electrical Engineering from Spokane Valley, Washington
Mentor: Suat Ay from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
During his undergraduate career here at the university, Anthony had an internship with a telecommunications company where he worked as a software engineer. A year later he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer, a full time position he maintained in addition to his studies, until the company was acquired earlier this year.
Anthony says that in all his academic and professional experience, he has never met someone as dedicated and perseverant as Suat. He has the calm demeanor that quietly inspires everyone around him to produce quality results and learn from their mistakes.
Civil Engineering major from Eagle
Mentor: Kristy Mayer from the Office of Alumni Relations
For one and a half years, Molly served as the Scholarship Vice President for her sorority. During that time she created a new scholarship plan to help the chapter improve its academic standards. The program was recognized this past year at the Alpha Gamma Delta International Convention.
Molly says that Kristy has always inspired her to go the extra mile and try to achieve what seemed impossible. It is partially because of Kristy that Molly had the confidence to do many of the things she has done in the last few years. Molly can’t imagine her University of Idaho experience without Kristy.
Graduate student in Mechanical Engineering from Idaho Falls
Mentor: Akira Tokuhiro from the Mechanical Engineering Department
Last year, Maziar was recognized as the Graduate Student of the Year at the 37th annual convention for the National Society of Black Engineers
Maziar says that Akira’s contributions to the College of Engineering have made the university a very well-known school in the United States in terms of performing research projects. As a result, he considers Akira and his achievements as a target in the future of his academic life.
Electrical Engineering major from Manma, Nepal
Mentor: Herb Hess from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
For over three years, Hemraj has worked with the Idaho Space Grant Consortium, helping children create LEGO sculptures, vehicles, and robots. He provides encouragement to the kids and judges their creations in regional competitions.
Hemraj says that because of a Research Assistant opportunity that Herb provided to him a couple of years ago, he was able to get an internship at one of the best power companies in the world. Herb has been very supportive both academically and personally, and Hemraj notes that he treats all his students the same way.
Civil Engineering major from Charlo, Montana
Mentor: Alton Campbell from the Honors Program
Over the summer of her sophomore year, Ashley was one of five American students selected to participate in a Fulbright Summer Institute at Newcastle University in England.
She says that Alton has such a sincere interest in the success and well-being of those around him – not only academically and professionally, but personally as well. He sets a grand example in all of these respects, and he has a talent for helping and inspiring student to realize their own potential.