Honors, Awards, and Speakers
In the undergraduate colleges or schools, a degree will be granted with highest honors (summa cum laude) if a student’s Grade Point Average ranks among the top 5.000 percent of those students graduating from the student’s college or school; with high honors (magna cum laude) if a student’s Grade Point Average ranks among the top 15.000 percent of the student’s college or school; or with honors (cum laude) if a student’s Grade Point Average ranks among the top 30.000 percent of the student’s college or school. A student who meets the requirements of more than one category of honors will be awarded only the highest honor for which that student qualifies.
|Summa Cum Laude||Magna Cum Laude||Cum Laude|
|College of Engineering||3.909||3.795||3.624|
The Provost office and a committee that they form determines the valedictorian candidates based on a report we(office of the Registrar) provide to them of everyone with a GPA of 3.8 or higher.
Department Commencement Speaker
Department commencement speaker and the student selected to give the invocation are voted by their classmates via a survey sent out by the department.
Chemical Engineering Research Award – A certificate and cash award to one or more UG students considered to have performed outstanding UG research.
Chemical Engineering Alumni Award – A certificate and cash award to one or more Seniors in recognition of a combination of high scholastic standing and involvement in extra-curricular activities.
John Treacy Award – A certificate and cash award to the student with the highest score in Thermodynamics I in the spring of their sophomore year.
American Institute of Chemists Award – A certificate awarded each year to an outstanding Senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering on the basis of a demonstrated leadership ability, character, scholastic achievement, and potential for advancement of the chemical professions.
Chemical Engineering Faculty Award – A certificate and a cash award to the Senior having the highest scholastic average after seven semesters of study.
Reverend Thomas A. Steiner Award - College of Engineering Award Winner • All-around excellence, commitment to engineering, and to the common good