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Students Recognized for Success in Chemical Engineering
Indiana Ag Connection - 06/11/2018

Six students were recognized by the Department of Chemical Engineering for their scholastic achievements, involvement in extracurricular activities, character, attitude and potential for professional success.

Senior Wesley D. Umbower of Valparaiso, Ind., received the Archer Midland Daniels Award for excellence in chemical engineering. The honor is presented annually to a graduating chemical engineering senior who is considered by the faculty as being the most outstanding. Selection is based upon scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, character, attitude and potential for professional growth.

Lucas M. Huston, from Newton, Ill., earned the Sam C. Hite Award as the outstanding graduating chemical engineering senior. The award is presented annually by the faculty to the senior with the greatest promise for a successful professional engineering career. The honor is based upon academic performance, diligence, ethics and professional attitude. Hite was a longtime faculty member and former department chairman.

The Jean and Myra Boatman Scholarship Award was presented to Nicholas A. Palmer, a junior from Madison, Ind., who also is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. The award is presented annually by the faculty to commend a student for displaying excellence in creative problem solving. It is given in memory of a chemical engineering alumnus and World War II veteran whose long career at 3M Co. was distinguished by creativity in his work.

Aaron K. Kulinowski, a junior from Mechanicsville, Va., received the Eli Lilly & Company Clinton Laboratories Award for excellence in chemical engineering. The award is presented annually by the faculty to the outstanding junior majoring in chemical engineering. It is based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, character, attitude and potential for professional growth. Kulinowski is complimenting his chemical engienering studies with a double major in mathematics.

The Ron Artigue Award for outstanding achievement in process control was presented to Mackenzie L. Pogue, a senior from Bloomington, Ind., and Kenneth R. Kowalski, a junior from Ypsilanti, Mich., who also is majoring in computer science. This award, honoring emeriti professor Ron Artigue, is presented annually to a student or students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the field of process control. The recipients are selected by the department faculty.

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