Dean’s Graduate Educator awardees, from left: Mohammad Abbas, Ahmed Abugroun and Oroghene Oboreh-Snapps with Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, CEC associate dean for academic affairs. Photo by Missouri S&T.
Nine Ph.D. students at Missouri S&T received dean’s honors from the College of Engineering and Computing during a campus ceremony in May.
Three students received the Dean’s Graduate Educator Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate students. Six other students received the Dean’s Ph.D. Scholar Award, which recognizes scholarly contributions among the most productive Ph.D. students.
The awards involved a competitive two-tier selection process where each of the departments independently selected up to three nominees for the college to consider. A committee comprising representatives from five CEC departments selected the winners. The honorees are as follows:
Dean’s Graduate Educator Award
Mohammad Abbas, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Dr. Dave Riggins, nominator
Ahmed Abugroun, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Levent Acar, nominator
Oroghene Oboreh-Snapps, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Rui Bo, nominator.
Dean’s Ph.D. Scholar Award
Gasser Ali, civil, architectural and environmental engineering; Dr. Islam El-adaway, nominator
Eslam Gomaa, civil, architectural and environmental engineering; Dr. Mohamed Elgawady, nominator
Taihao Han, materials science and engineering; Dr. Aditya Kumar, nominator
Jose Sebastian Uribe Lopez, chemical and biochemical engineering; Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan, nominator
Ramin Rahimi, electrical and computer engineering; Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi, nominator
Yanping Zhu, civil, architectural and environmental engineering; Dr. Genda Chen, nominator.