ECE Diploma Ceremony Honors Graduating Class


May 21, 2006

On May 21, ECE awarded 22 doctor of philosophy, 129 master of science, and 140 bachelor of science degrees. Of the graduates, 27 simultaneously completed both the MS and BS degrees and 15 completed both in 8 semesters. Among the BS candidates, 55 graduated with university honors (a Q.P.A. of 3.5 or better) and 24 with college honors, completing an intensive senior honors research project.

ECE Department Head Ed Schlesinger led the ceremony, which included the presentation of eight awards. The name of each award, the criteria for winning and the recipients follow:

Award Criteria Recipient
E.M. Williams Award To an ECE senior in recognition of superior scholastic achievement and community service. Kermin Fleming
Frank J. Marshall Scholar Award To an ECE senior in recognition of outstanding scholastic and research achievement. Heather Kirschner
Frank J. Marshall Outstanding Undergraduate Award To a senior who has demonstrated a balance of academics, leadership and service to the community. Samir Shah
David Tuma Laboratory Project Award To the student team creating the most outstanding undergraduate laboratory project. Mark Pimentel, Gradon Kam, and Edna Lau
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award To an ECE teaching assistant for extraordinary performance in our teaching program. David Liu
A.G. Jordan Award To a graduating ECE doctoral student who has combined outstanding Ph.D. thesis work with exceptional service to the ECE or Carnegie Mellon community. Jeremy Shafer
A.G. Milnes Award To a graduating ECE doctoral student for Ph.D. thesis work judged to be of the highest quality, which has had or is likely to have significant impact in his or her field. Lingyan Sun
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching To an ECE faculty member in recognition of teaching excellence. Don Thomas

View the diploma ceremony photos and program.

Congratulations to all on your success!

ECE Professor Shawn Blanton (right) presents the Frank J. Marshall Outstanding Undergraduate Award to Samir Shah.

Sarah Jane Reid (left) and Chen Huang are proud new graduates.

Chris Schneider, in cap and gown, and his family celebrate commencement. <br>Photography by Larry Rippel.</br>