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TAMU-CC Engineering Seniors Celebrated, Awarded at Luncheon

May 20, 2016

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In an effort to celebrate the successes of its 2016 engineering graduates, the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its Engineering Luncheon on May 12 in the University Center. Students graduating in this year’s spring, summer and fall commencements were recognized for their outstanding efforts. In 2016, 21 students earned a mechanical engineering degree and one student graduated from the electrical engineering technology program.

Those in attendance included Dr. Flavius Killebrew, University President/CEO; Dr. Frank Pezold, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering; Dr. L.D.Chen, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and members of the Industry Advisory Board and Council.

The event recognized winners from project management and capstone projects courses competitions, including the Coastal Bend Business Competition and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Technical Presentation Competition. These technical presentations highlight students’ engineering and problem solving skills that will help them in the workplace after graduation. Both competitions were started in September as part of an engineering project management course and followed into the capstone projects course for a total of a nine-month design project.      

Award recipients were:

Capstone Projects Coastal Bend Business Plan Competition:

  • 1st Place: “UAV Cargo Carrier” by Ty Cheatham, Kaytryn Stevenson and Vanessa Tromm. Winners received an awards certificate and $300.
  • 2nd Place: “MAS Vapor Detection System” by Sean Whetstone, Mike Rink and Aaron Johnson. Winners received an awards certificate and $150.

Capstone Projects IEEE Technical Presentation Awards:

  • 1st Place: “Sustainable UAV Flight” by Lance Bornstein, Codey Massey and Ruben Rodriguez. Winners received an awards certificate and $300.
  • 2nd Place: “MAS Vapor Detection System” by Sean Whetstone, Mike Rink and Aaron Johnson. Winners received an awards certificate and $150.

In addition, two students who had previously received awards were also recognized:

  • Outstanding Graduate: Ruben Rodriguez
  • Nueces Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Student Engineer of the Year: Codey Massey