MatSci Award Winners from 2015 WSE Convocation

May 5, 2015
(L-R): Hugo Uvegi, Letitia Chim, Sarah Hewes

(L-R): Hugo Uvegi, Letitia Chim, Sarah Hewes

Congratulations to the following Materials Science students who received awards at the 2015 Whiting School of Engineering Convocation! Expand the award title for a full award description.

Letitia Chim is the recipient of the Materials Science and Engineering Achievement Award. She is a senior studying Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials and minoring in Mathematics and Music. She has been a member of Professor Hai-Quan Mao’s lab since 2013. Outside of the academic sphere, Letitia plays the flute and is actively involved in the JHU Modern Dance Company. She will be returning to Johns Hopkins in the fall to pursue her M.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering.

  • The Robert B. Pond Sr. Achievement Award is given to a graduating senior in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering who best exemplifies Professor Pond’s commitment to scholarly and humane values. Robert Pond joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University in 1947 as its first metallurgist; he retired in 1988. He co-founded the Materials Science and Engineering Department with Professor Robert E. Green Jr.

Hugo Uvegi is the recipient of the Robert B. Pond, Sr. Achievement Award. He is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Nanomaterials and minors in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) and Mathematics. While at Hopkins, Hugo has conducted research in Professor Jonah Erlebacher’s lab with a focus in sustainable materials applications. In the fall, Hugo will begin his Ph.D. work at MIT in Materials Science and Engineering.

  • This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the design and conduct of an independent research project in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Sarah Hewes is the recipient of the Senior Design Engineering Award. She is a senior in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduation she plans to finish up her research in Professor Peter Searson’s lab before continuing on to graduate school. Her senior design project investigated whether a composite hydrogel, possessing both structural integrity and biocompatibility, could be used to circumvent the limitations of cell printing and enable the printing of functional vasculature.

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