Professional Development Hosts 1st Annual Engineering Etiquette Dinner & Awards Banquet

Engineering Professional Development hosted the 1st Annual Etiquette Dinner and Awards Banquet honoring College of Engineering student organizations, advisors, company partners and student leaders.  The event was held in the Feller Club Room of Carver Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, April 23rd. The night included an etiquette presentation by Callista Gould of the Culture and Manners Institute in Des Moines, dinner and an awards ceremony. What started as an idea to celebrate and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our student organizations gradually evolved into a celebration of all of the accomplishments related to professional development. Group, individual and industry awards were given out in various categories.  

The purpose of the banquet is to foster a strong sense of pride in our college, encourage students to seek out experiences that make them great engineers and leaders, and teach professional development and networking.  Congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees listed below.

2015 Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Leader: Stephanie Then, ASCE
  • Outstanding Established Student Organization: American Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • Most Improved Student Organization: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Most Promising New Member: Mitch Wantock, ACSE
  • Outstanding Research Assistant: Rai Tokuhasa
  • Outstanding Research Advisor: Hans Johnson
  • Unsung Hero: Austin Hangartner, AIChE
  • Outstanding Student Organization for Service: Continental Crossings
  • Outstanding Student Organization Collaboration: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Outstanding Intern/Co-op: Brandon Scholtes, Rockwell Collins
  • Outstanding Intern/Co-op Employer: DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Outstanding Community Partner: Emerson Process Management
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: William Eichinger, ASCE

2015 Award Nominees: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Alpha Pi Mu, American Society of Civil Engineers, Austin Hangartner, Mariah Bankert, Bridges to Prosperity, Alex Brown, Continental Crossings, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Emerson Process Management: Fisher Division, William Eichinger, Engineering Student Council, Justin Garvin, Samantha Gordon,  Michael Guajardo, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Abbey Hunt, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Hans Johnson, Alex Karwath, National Society of Black Engineers, Abram Nothnagle, Brandon Scholtes, Pi Tau Sigma, Siddig Siddig, Karla Stout, SWE East-Central Iowa Section, Sailahari Ponnaluri, Amanda Smith, Society of Women Engineers, Theta Tau, Stephanie Then, Rai Tokuhisa, Victoria Trojanowski, Samantha Vancel, Mitch Wantock