Andrew Akerson, advised by Kaushik Bhattacharya, Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Materials Science; Vice Provost, receives the Centennial Prize for the Best Thesis in Mechanical and Civil Engineering award for his thesis titled "Optimal Design of Soft Responsive Actuators and Impact Resistant Structures."
Maegan Tucker, advised by Aaron Ames, Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Control and Dynamical Systems, receives the award for her thesis titled "Enabling Robust and User-Customized Bipedal Locomotion on Lower-Body Assistive Devices via Hybrid System Theory and Preference-Based Learning."
Kaila Coimbra receives the 2023 Mechanical Engineering Award. Post graduation, Kaila will pursue a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University.
Eric Ocegueda receives the 2022-2023 Mechanical and Civil Engineering Outstanding Service Award in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the quality of climate, culture, and scholarship in service of the department.
Logan Hayes receives the 2022-2023 Mechanical and Civil Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award, and Barry Lawlor receives the 2022-2023 Mechanical and Civil Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Winners are selected by a committee appointed annually by the Executive Officer for Mechanical and Civil Engineering.