CPE Departmental Awards

Performance Awards Available for Undergraduate Students

The following awards are given to Undergraduate Students in recognition of their achievements. Awards are presented during the Spring Awards Banquet, and almost always have a small monetary benefit in addition to having your name added to one of the plaques located up on the 4th floor hallways of Learned. Please see you faculty advisor for more information about the awards and/or what it takes to be nominated. 

Outstanding Freshman

One freshman in Chemical and one in Petroleum Engineering may be chosen by the faculty as the outstanding freshman for the academic year. 

Outstanding Sophomore

One sophomore in Chemical and one in Petroleum Engineering may be chosen by the faculty as the outstanding sophomore for the academic year. 

AIChE Outstanding Sophomore Award

An award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers presented to the student who attains the highest grade point average at the end of the sophomore year. The award consists of a plaque and a copy of Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook.

Outstanding Junior

One junior in Chemical Engineering and one in Petroleum Engineering may be chosen by the faculty as the outstanding junior in their respective programs. 

Fred Kurata Thermodynamics Award

The Fred Kurata Thermodynamics Award recognizes outstanding performances in CPE 512, Process Engineering Thermodynamics. The award was established in 1982 in memory of Fred Kurata, a Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and an internationally known researcher in experimental thermodynamics. An award is made to the top "A" student. One award is available for a ChE student which consists of the student's name being added to the plaque in the department office and a monetary award.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Performance Award

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in cooperation with Conoco, Inc. sponsor an undergraduate research program for selected junior students. The faculty review the performance of each student at the end of their senior year and select the outstanding research project. 

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Special award given to graduating senior in Chemical and or Petroleum Engineering who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. 

Outstanding Senior Design

One senior in Chemical Engineering and one in Petroleum Engineering are recognized for their overall performance in design courses in their respective programs. Professors make nominations in their respective programs. 

Outstanding Service to the C&PE Department

The award recognizes outstanding leadership. An award may be made in Chemical Engineering as well as Petroleum Engineering. 

Vincent Imbler Award-Outstanding Senior

One senior in Chemical Engineering and one in Petroleum Engineering are chosen by the faculty as the outstanding seniors in their respective programs. These students also compete for the outstanding senior in the School of Engineering. 


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