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Mechanical Engineering Student Tabbed For Award

April 1, 2016
Adam Block
Adam Block will be honored April 1.

Adam Block’s efforts in international volunteer work earned him a nod from a University of Wyoming campus group.

Block, a senior in mechanical and energy systems engineering, was awarded the UW International Undergraduate Student Award for Excellence in Internationalization for 2015-2016. He has worked extensively in recent years with the UW chapter of Engineers Without Borders. His group worked on two major projects: developing a dormitory for Hope School near Mbita, Kenya, which primarily serves children who are orphaned and vulnerable and a project in Comunidad Maya, Guatemala, to develop a new water distribution system.

"I am extremely privileged to be able to work with so many inspiring, motivated people within Engineers Without Borders, the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the university as a whole,” Block says. “This award represents the investment of countless people within our community and abroad who understand the value of engineering services and the positive impact of international volunteer work."

He was notified of the award in a letter from Mary Katherine Scott, acting director of International Programs.

“Your important work with Engineers Without Borders since 2012 has positively impacted the lives of those in Kenya and Guatemala you have served, and demonstrates your many achievements in building international understanding at the University of Wyoming,” Scott says.

Along with other award winners, Block was invited to be honored by the UW International Board of Advisors at the annual Internationalization Awards Banquet on Friday, April 1 at the UW Conference Center. The evening includes a reception, a dinner and a presentation of awards. Block was asked to give a short talk about his global work during the ceremony. The banquet will be attended by the members of the UW International Board of Advisors, as well as campus and state leaders.

Block will receive a medal and a financial award in the amount of $500 that will be paid as a scholarship.

“Allow me to emphasize again the gratitude the members of the International Board of Advisors express to you for your internationalization efforts,” Scott added. “Everyone on the Board’s Awards Committee was impressed with what you have accomplished for the university and we encourage you to keep up the excellent work.”

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