Congratulations to CRC/MSE student award winners

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The Materials Science & Engineering Department held their annual awards banquet on April 25, 2024. Several students from Prof. David Harper and Prof. David Keffer’s labs won awards

Undergraduate Awards

CRC students Jakob Scroggins (second from left) was awarded Outstanding Junior. Emmaline Howard (third from left) was recognized for Outstanding Undergraduate Research.

Graduate Awards

CRC student Melani Moczadlo (second from right) was recognized for Outstanding Service.

Ian Greeley Award

Prof. Keppens from the MSE department presented MSE junior Jakob Scroggins, who also works in the CRC, with a new award, the Ian Greeley award, celebrating the life and legacy of Ian Greeley, an alum of the UTK MSE undergraduate program.

About the Ian Greeley award:
Ian Greeley graduated from the MSE department in 2020. Ian was the first of 6 recent MSE Goldwater recipients, he distinguished himself as an exceptional student but also as a remarkable individual whose contributions left a lasting mark on the MSE community. Ian’s academic excellence and passion for research as well as his kindness, leadership, and enthusiasm have enriched the department in countless ways. Ian passed away last fall, while he was attending graduate school in Michigan. In recognition of Ian’s extraordinary contributions and the profound impact he has had on the MSE department, a MSE student award was established in his honor. This award is intended to be a tribute to everything Ian embodied and valued, aimed at encouraging and recognizing an MSE student who demonstrates the same qualities of academic excellence and leadership that those who worked with Ian cherished in him. There may not be a qualified recipient every year, but this year, Jakob truly reflects those qualities. Jakob Scroggins is MSE’s 2024 Goldwater recipient and outstanding junior. He has demonstrated academic excellence, his contributions to research have been recognized, he’s a leader, and he’s also very kind.