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May 15, 2023

2023 CEE Graduation Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 CEE Student Awards recipients, which were announced and presented during the CEE graduation ceremony.

Undergraduate Awards


ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Student 
In recognition of exceptional leadership in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Diana Warren


Lawrence G. Cartwright Distinguished Service 
In recognition of exceptional service to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, or the civil and environmental engineering profession

Madeleine Timko and  Asha-Anne Tyagi


 A. Thomas, Sr. Scholarship Award 
In recognition of outstanding scholarship

Grayce Henderson


Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Award
In recognition of exceptional research conducted by a graduating senior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emerson Collins


James P. Romualdi Civil and Environmental Engineering Award
In recognition of excellence in the conventional domains of Civil and Environmental Engineering, encompassing both academic and practical aspects

Lauren Familetti 

 Graduate Student Awards


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Demonstration of outstanding teaching ability

Pengkun Liu and Nicolas Gratius 


Paul P. Christiano Distinguished Service Award 
Demonstration of excellence in professional and university service

Preom Sarkar  


Mao Yisheng Outstanding Dissertation Award 
In recognition of an exceptional dissertation detailing innovative research in Civil and Environmental Engineering with anticipated significant impact

Mina Karimi 
“Bayesian Inference of Poroelastic Properties from Induced Seismicity Data Using an Energy-Based Poromechanics Model”


Francis Clay McMichael Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Environmental Engineering, Science, and Policy 
Exceptional PhD dissertation in the College of Engineering, recognizing remarkable contributions to the field of Environmental Engineering, Science, or Policy 

Thiago Rodrigues
“Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Autonomous Ground and Aerial Vehicles for Last-Mile Delivery”