At the end of each academic year, we celebrate our achievements and give special thanks to those who built and added so much value to ASCE at UCLA at the Awards Banquet. This year, the Awards Banquet took place on May 20th at the UCLA Faculty Center. Over 100 guests, including students, professors, and professionals, dined together and watched Ryan Worley, outgoing ASCE at UCLA Vice President, give a brief recap of our achievements and milestones from the 2015-2016 academic year. Additionally, Dean Jayathi Murthy and Jay H. Higgins, ASCE Region 9 Director, each presented their take on the continuing success, growth, and evolution of the UCLA civil engineering student body and the students' potential impact to the world following graduation.
Professor of the Year: Professor Steven A. Margulis
Lecturer of the Year: Professor Bu Wang
TA of the Year: Sean Ahdi
Project Manager of the Year: Maxwell Armenta
Project Director of the Year: Megan Nazareno
Project Engineer of the Year: Ruby Kalra
Member of the Year: Ruby Kalra
Freshman Rising Star Scholarship Recipient: Kasey Murakami
Sophomore Rising Star Scholarship Recipient: Eric Roberts
Richard T. Shimano Leadership Award Recipient: Alicia Pedneault
The $500 Rising Star Scholarships were given to the younger members who submitted a video response to the scholarship prompt and have already shown much dedication to ASCE and civil engineering. The prestigious Richard T. Shimano Leadership Award was given to one graduating senior for his or her leadership, service, and dedication to the UCLA ASCE Student Chapter. You can view the archive of some of the past award recipients on our Awards page.