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Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion Winners

April 13, 2015

The Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion honors those with extra­or­di­nary tal­ents in trans­for­ma­tive research and schol­ar­ship, excep­tional teaching and men­toring, and inno­va­tion in higher education. Congratulations to our engineering winners.

Presidential Medallion, the university's top honor

  • Bernard M. Gordon, H'07 - The award symbolizes excellence, commitment, and contribution, and is a permanent representation of the holder’s dedication to advance Northeastern. A pioneering engineer and entrepreneur, Gordon is one of Northeastern’s leading benefactors. His recent $10 million gift launched the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership and builds on the success of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program, which he created with a $20 million investment in 2007.

Faculty Honors

Excellence in Teaching

Students nominate their professors for this award, considering several criteria, including depth of knowledge in the subject and ability to provide effective links to course content, research, and experiential learning.

  • Nader Jalili

Undergraduate Student Awards

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The most prestigious undergraduate science scholarship in the country

  • Emma Kaeli (BS in Chemical Engineering)
Harold D. Hodgkinson Award

One of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating seniors

  • Neel P. Shah (BS/MS in ECE)
Robert J. Shillman Award for Engineering Excellence

Presented to engineering and computer science students with the highest cumulative GPAs

  • Jonathan Gray (BS in Mechanical Engineering)
  • Logan Jackson (BS in Civil Engineering)
  • Sean Kerr (BS in Electrical Engineering)
  • Joel Shaffer (BS/MS in Civil Engineering)

Graduate Student Awards

Outstanding Graduate Research

Recipients of this award have shown their ability to conduct high-level research and make contributions to the scholarly literature in their field.

  • Bolin Hu (PhD in Electrical Engineering)
  • Sheng Li (PhD in Computer Engineering)