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Department of Chemical Engineering Outstanding Seniors

The University of South Carolina will host the annual Awards Day ceremony to honor student excellence on Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Colonial Life Area. College of Engineering and Computing students from each of the 10 undergraduate programs will be recognized for their achievements. Two chemical engineering students will be honored at this ceremony for their hardwork and academic acheievements. 

Outstanding Senior Awards

The UofSC Outstanding Senior Awards are given by the CEC to graduating seniors from each degree program. Recipients are faculty recommended and selected based on demonstrated academic excellence, undergraduate research participation, and active involvement in the college and university community.

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Alyssa Fernandes, Chemical Engineering

“It is a real honor to be recognized. I believe in trying my best and applying myself fully to everything I set out to do, including earning my chemical engineering degree. To see that recognized with the Outstanding Senior Award is validating and rewarding.

When I arrived in the fall of 2018, I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted for my future. I had declared as a chemical engineering student because I liked the general idea of it. Once I started taking classes in my major, I felt energized and excited to learn about the field and pursue it further. All my professors have been extremely helpful and welcoming, and the career center has assisted me so much in my career development. The CEC hasn't just helped me in achieving my goals but also in identifying them.”

South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Outstanding Senior Awards

The South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Outstanding Senior Awards are given to graduating seniors in seven CEC degree programs. Recipients are faculty recommended and selected based on demonstrated academic excellence and contributions to the engineering profession.

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Jeremy Money, Chemical Engineering

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the faculty. I have a plethora of mentors who’ve helped guide me onto the path that I am on today, and this helps validate the time and energy they’ve invested. I hope to continue to help others and make an impact to the betterment of mankind. The recognition helps show me that hard work, passion and an eagerness to learn doesn’t go unnoticed and can be a driving force for success.

The faculty and staff in the Chemical Engineering Department has helped challenge my self-imposed limitations and provided me with a passport to the areas outside of my comfort zone. They showed me that if I was willing to put in the work, I could learn anything and tackle complex challenges. This helped fuel my confidence and cement my decision to become an engineer. My passion for research was also cultivated by several faculty which helped encourage my curiosity and decision to pursue graduate education. I am confident that I can reach out to a faculty member in our program at any time and receive professional advice or mentorship. For that, I’m forever grateful.”

Read more about 2022 Outstanding Seniors from other CEC programs

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