Carnegie Mellon University
February 20, 2015

CEE Senior Wins George Washington Prize

CEE Senior Wins George Washington Prize

CEE Senior Dolly Hsu (BS ’15) was awarded the George Washington Prize at the Annual Engineering Awards Banquet held at the Engineers’ Society of Western PA.

Her award was in recognition for her strength in academics, service, and leadership throughout her studies at Carnegie Mellon. She ranks consistently among the top students in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is often seen leading study groups of her peers and looks for opportunities for intellectual growth outside of the classroom. Dolly has been a member of the CMU chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers’ Steel Bridge Team for three years, serving most recently as Team Captain – one of the few female team captains in the competition.

In addition to distinguishing herself with these accomplishments, Dolly also serves as the current president of Chi Epsilon and has been heavily involved with the Society of Women Engineers, working on campus relations for the Technical Opportunities Conference, and chairing SWE’s mentoring program and social events. She organized the civil engineering-related outreach activity for SWE’s High School Day last fall, and will be the Co-Chair for SWE’s Middle School Day this year. She is dedicated to outreach to young, prospective engineering students.

The George Washington Prize is named in honor of the first president of the United States to reinforce the importance of engineering and technology in sustaining and enhancing the visibility of the profession within our society.  The award is given to a College of Engineering senior who demonstrate qualities of academic excellence, service and leadership.