Commencement Awards

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  • The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering recognizes recipients of the following awards during the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Faculty and Student Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will be held  on Friday April 26, 2019 (details will be provided for award recipients). All recipients should ideally be able to attend the event.:

    • Two students will be selected as Outstanding Gator Engineering Scholars, one who entered UF as a freshmen (Four-Year Scholar) and one who entered as a transfer student  (Two-Year Scholar).

    Outstanding Gator Engineering Four-Year Scholar
    Outstanding Gator Engineering Two-Year Scholar

    One student will be selected for each of the following awards:

    • Dean Joseph Weil Engineering Leadership Award
      This Award will be presented to a student who has continually exhibited outstanding leadership and organizational abilities in promoting ideals, ethics and principles of engineering and the engineering profession, for the betterment of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
    •  Dean Jonathan F.K. Earle Engineering Leadership Award
      This Award will be presented to a student who has continually exhibited outstanding service to the community and university, leadership, and dedication to the ideals, ethics and principles of engineering and the engineering profession, for the betterment of present and future students of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and University of Florida.
    • There will also be an Outstanding Gator Engineering M.S. Award for graduating Masters Students.

    All recipients must be engineering seniors set to graduate in the Spring, Summer or Fall of 2019. In order to assist the committee in their search, please be as specific as possible when filling out the application.

    Applicants are able to apply for more than one award.

    Spring deadline: March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

    Questions:
    Contact Mrs. Kanitra Perry
    Office: 352-294-7932
    Email: kperr@eng.ufl.edu

    2019 Commencement Awards Application

    • Applicant Information

    • Commencement Awards

      Please check the awards for which you wish to be considered. Students graduating in May with a B.S. degree can be considered for Outstanding Scholar awards but cannot be selected for both. Students graduating in May with a M.S. Degree can only apply for the M.S. Outstanding Gator Engineering.
      The committee considers academic awards, honoraries, research projects, published papers, convention presentations, honors theses, overall grade point average, etc. in selecting recipients of this award. The committee is in search of someone who exemplifies the title of scholar.
      The committee considers the draft of your speech to be the most important factor in awarding this honor. The ability to articulate ideas in a concise manner, uniqueness of content, passion, and overall quality are heavily considered. The committee is in search of a student who has "something to say" to their fellow Engineering graduates and who is comfortable speaking in front of large groups. Your speech will be a reflection of your experiences here at UF and will be approximately three minutes long.
      This Award will be presented to a student who has continually exhibited outstanding service to the community and university, leadership, and dedication to the ideals, ethics and principles of engineering and the engineering profession, for the betterment of present and future students of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and University of Florida.
      This Award will be presented to a student who has continually exhibited outstanding leadership and organizational abilities in promoting ideals, ethics and principles of engineering and the engineering profession, for the betterment of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.
      The committee considers academic awards, honoraries, research projects, published papers, convention presentations, honors theses, overall grade point averages, etc. in selecting recipients of this award. The committee is in search of someone who exemplifies the title of scholar.
    • Bio and Resume

    • A one-paragraph autobiographical summary of no more then 220 words. Your submission will serve as the basis for the description included in the Commencement program.
    • Denote level of award (international, national, state, local, etc).
    • Include the topic of your research projects, supervisor, and accomplishments.
    • Explain with whom you worked, duration of the internship, duties, and accomplishments.
    • List dates, service provided, and organization involved. Please be as specific as possible.
    • List location of target population served, dates, service provided, and organization involved. Please be as specific as possible.
    • In 1,000 words or less, explain what makes you an outstanding Gator Engineering Scholar at the University of Florida. Those applying for a Dean Earle and Dean Weil Award should, instead submit a personal essay.
    • Confirm & Submit

      If I am selected as a Gator Engineering Scholar this semester, I authorize the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to release any of the above information I have provided to the public in any manner it shall choose. I consider this information I have provided as not protected under privacy regulations. I will make myself available to have a photograph taken for the Commencement program within two weeks after announcement of the awards.