Student News and Awards

CEE Graduate Student Association Research Symposium
CEE’s graduate student association organized the annual day-long event, offering students the opportunity to present their research and hone their speaking skills to their peers. The symposium was held on March 25, 2022 and prize categories were awarded as follow: Oral Presentations: 1st place tie - Paige Jacob and Rohini Gupta, 3rd place - Nan Wang, People’s Choice award winner: Rohini Gupta, Poster Presentations: 1st - Sara Beth Cebry, 2nd - Evan Heberlein, 3rd - Jun Young Song People’s Choice award winner: Jun Young Song.

Charles Lee Crandall Essay Prize Awardees
This award recognizes the best three papers written by CEE Students in three categories: Environmental, Civil Infrastructure, Systems and Management. Winners are announced annually at CEE’s graduation ceremony. The 2021 awardees are:  Danyeh Gutema B.S. ’22 1st place prize; Divya Maheshwari B.S. ’22 2nd place prize; Bo Rider B.S. ’23 3rd place prize.

Katie Adler, Ph.D. ’22, was awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship award for 2022.

Aiden Clarage, B.S. ’22, is a recipient of the 2021-22 Clark Construction Scholarship award, as “a top civil engineering junior who has shown an interest in and aptitude for construction.”

Casey Ching, Ph.D. ’22, was a recipient of a 2021 Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Award in the category of Excellence in Leadership. She was recognized for her dedication and efforts to building and growing inclusive communities within the school, college and university levels. 

Duoru Gui, B.S. ’21, was awarded the 2021 Fuertes Medal. The Fuertes Undergraduate Medal, established in 1893 by the late Professor E.A. Fuertes, Dean of the College of Civil Engineering, provides a gold medal recognizing a Civil Engineering student with the highest GPA over the four consecutive years of study at Cornell.

Anle Lu, currently a graduate student, was a finalist in the 2022 Three Minute Thesis competition.  An annual competition sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, for doctoral students to develop and showcase their research communication skills.

Hanna Si, B.S. ’21, was the recipient of the 2021 Walter Lynn Medal. This award is given annually to a graduating senior majoring in Environmental Engineering of admirable character whose scholastic achievement is most distinguished over the four consecutive years of study at Cornell.

Tanaya Yadav
M.ENG. ’22, was part of the winning team for best Business and Technology pitch at ‘Switch The Pitch’- a protothon co-hosted by the High Tech Club at SC Johnson College of Business & Product Management Club at Cornell. Yadav wrote, “We prototyped ProFI (Protect Financial Information) - a combination of mobile payment and fraud detection system that enhances the customer payment journey and protects customer information while they make transactions through mobile phones.”

College Of Engineering 2021 Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) honored the achievements and impressive contributions made throughout the year by students, staff and faculty. CEE’s 2021 student Diversity Scholar Award recipients were: Isabella Animadu ’22, civil engineering, Bridget Childs ’21, environmental engineering, Henry Tenecela ’22, civil engineering. 

Isabella Animadu ’22, civil engineering, was the recipient of the Undergraduate Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding contributions to the Cornell community and her volunteer the 2020 cohort of the Pre-Freshman Summer Program, was a course assistant for ENGRG 1070 Spatial Visualization, and serves as the Chair of the Technical Outreach Community Help program of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Akanksha Srivastava, B.S. ’22, was the recipient of a Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) Undergraduate Research Award.  As a senior majoring in environmental engineering, Srivastava is in Dr. Greeshma Gadikota’s research group, “working steadily towards developing innovative integrated approaches to separate rare earth metals with inherent carbon removal.”