- Apply to UW
- Programs & Majors
- Cost & Financial Aid
- Current Students
- UW Life
- About UW
Published February 17, 2023
Seven University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences undergraduate students were awarded scholarships at the 103rd annual Wyoming Engineering and Surveying Society (WES) convention in Casper.
Each year, WES recognizes select students nominated by faculty members in the students’ degree programs. These degree programs of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences each nominated a top graduating senior: architectural, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, energy systems and mechanical.
WES sponsors all nominees to attend the annual convention to be recognized at the awards luncheon. Each nominee receives an award plaque at the luncheon and a $1,750 grant.
Before the convention, the WES Scholarships and Awards Committee and a group of volunteer coordinators representing each of the programs of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences review the written nomination forms and interview each of the nominees to select the “Student Engineer of the Year” award winner from among all of the nominees.
This year’s winner is Jenna Crouse, of Casper, a chemical engineering major with minors in chemistry and biomedical engineering, who is in the engineering honors program. Crouse received an additional award plaque and a $3,000 grant.
Other nominees were:
-- Architectural engineering -- Travis Wicks, of Casper, an architectural engineering major.
-- Civil engineering -- Meghan Higgins, of Cheyenne, a civil engineering major with minors in math and environment and natural resources.
-- Computer engineering -- Tessa Rodgers, of Lander, a computer engineering major with a minor in computer science, who is in the engineering honors program.
-- Electrical engineering -- Jayden Vap, of Alamogordo, N.M., an electrical engineering major with a concurrent major in math.
-- Energy systems engineering -- Daniel Wenger, of Vale, Ore., an energy systems major with a dual degree in mechanical engineering.
-- Mechanical engineering -- Noah Gibbs, of Fort Collins, Colo., a mechanical engineering major.
“All of our nominees are truly exemplary students and represent the best of UW,” says Cameron Wright, the Carrell Family Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. “The WES Scholarships and Awards Committee members all remarked about how very impressive they all are. I’m grateful for the many years of strong support by WES in recognizing our top students in this way.”
Additional attendees from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the annual WES convention included: David Mukai, associate dean of undergraduate education; Tyler Grabner, associate director for career services in the Susan McCormack Center for Student Success; and Cindy Jones, K-14 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education engineering outreach program manager.
Many topics critical to the engineering industry in Wyoming were discussed in roundtable forums throughout the annual convention. Technical sessions also were offered for a range of topics, spanning areas such as survey, water, geotechnology, transportation, forensics, ethics and infrastructure. Additionally, there was an exhibits area to provide convention attendees with a range of opportunities to network with other professionals and learn about new products and technologies.
The 2024 WES convention will be held in Laramie Feb. 7-9.
To learn more about WES, visit www.wyomingengineeringsociety.org/.
To learn more about the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, visit www.uwyo.edu/ceas.