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Recognition, Honors, and Awards

Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award

2018 awardee Kreteeka Chaudhury2018 awardee Kreteeka ChaudhuryEach year, the Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a senior mechanical engineering student at the Honors & Awards Banquet.  This award is in memory of Rob Wolf, a 1997 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and was created to recognize students who excel academically while taking an active role in department, college, university or community organizations.  It is considered one of the highest recognitions for students in Mechanical Engineering.

All students who plan to graduate within the next academic year are eligible to apply for this award.  In order to be considered for the award, students must have a 3.00 minimum Cumulative GPA and meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must have been active in a professional society or honorary society.
  2. The student must have demonstrated leadership in a campus activity or done community service.
  3. The student must have participated in some campus wide activities.
  4. The student must have worked sometime during the academic year(s) to defray educational expenses and/or provide experience.

All students who meet the above requirements are invited to apply for this award by completing and submitting the application (link is located below). Questions regarding the application can be addressed to the MAE Advising Office at or 614-292-0515.

Apply for the 2019 Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award

Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019

2018 Awardee

Kreteeka Chaudhury


Top Academic Awards

The department's Top Academic Awardees must have the highest cumulative point hour ratio (CHPR) in their classes. The table below identifies the level of the award and the hours required to qualify in addition to the CHPR.

Award Graded Credit Hours at Ohio State
Freshman 0 - 29
Sophomore 30 - 59
Junior 60 - 89
Senior 90+
2018 Mechanical Engineering Awardees

Sophomore: Hannah Barnes

Juniors: Michael Lloyd and Theodore Sender

Seniors: Clint Teece and Peter Bonavita

2018 Aerospace Engineering Awardees

Sophomore: Andrew Sabovik

Junior: Madhav Shah

Seniors: Lucas Mairal-Cruz and Byung Joon Ahn


Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award is an award by which department faculty can nominate a student if he or she feels that the student has done something outstanding in their research or has demonstrated outstanding leadership.


Peter Vuyk


Undergraduate Teaching Associate Award

The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Associate Award is intended to recognize exceptional teaching provided by an undergraduate teaching associate (UTA) in Mechanical Engineering. 

Nominations for the UTA Award are solicited from students, peers, and faculty. A UTA can also nominate him/herself for this award.

The UTA Award winner will be formally recognized at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Awards banquet.

In order to be eligble, the nominee must have been appointed as a UTA and must have taught at least one full semester as a UTA. UTA's assigned to teach laboratory sections, or conduct recitations for lecture courses are eligible.

A nominated UTA should exhibit some or all of the following criteria:

  • use of varied teaching techniques appropriate to course content and students
  • superior organizational skills in relation to course development and management
  • ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding among students
  • excellent knowledge of and enthusiasm for course subject matter
  • the ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding among students
  • resourcefulness in presenting course material
  • willingness to solicit and ability to reflect on feedback about teaching and implement changes for improvement