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 electrical 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.
David West, Electrical Engineering
“I am honored to be recognized from among my classmates and appreciate the nomination
of the Electrical Engineering Department. I want to thank the faculty for the guidance
that they have given me throughout my undergraduate studies. The electrical engineering
faculty have inspired me to pursue a Ph.D. and have prepared me well for graduate
school and beyond. Specifically, I would like to thank professors Guoan Wang, Krishna
Mandal and Roger Dougal for their mentorship, patience and support.”
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.
Nathan Stofik, Electrical Engineering
“Receiving this award inspires me to continue working towards a better future for
myself and those around me. I am appreciative of all the opportunities that have allowed
me to capitalize and set me on this path towards happiness and success.
The Electrical Engineering Department has been instrumental in enabling me to achieve
all that I have in my time at Carolina. The faculty has been beyond supportive of
my endeavors, and I could not have achieved all I have without their presence. Dr.
[David] Matolak introduced me to the world of research and helped me pursue my interests
with vigor and discipline. Dr. [Kristen] Booth presented me with new opportunities,
such as IEEE Eta-Kappa-Nu and being supportive along the way. And Dr. [Alphan] Sahin
went out of his way to provide enriching lessons. My time here has been defined by
their presence, and I am extremely thankful.”