Tennessee Tech honors top engineering students

A dozen Tennessee Tech University students have been praised as having exceptional potential in engineering based on their student experiences and achievements.

As part of Engineers Week, the TTU College of Engineering honored two students from each discipline with a Rising Renaissance Engineer Spectrum Award. The new awards program recognizes juniors and seniors for their work in class projects, research, internships and co-ops.

“Every winner had impressive combinations of academic, extra-curricular, research and professional achievements, and each exhibited a passion for lifelong learning,” said Martha Kosa, co-chair of the awards committee and associate professor of computer science. “They are truly rising Renaissance engineers.”

The 2013 honorees are chemical engineering majors Shauna Albritton, of Milton, and Douglas Martens, of Murfreesboro; civil and environmental engineering majors Jordan Cleek, of McMinnville, and Steven Stratz, of Nashville; computer science majors Stephen Garrett, of Cookeville, and Paige Nash, of Greenbrier; computer engineering major Jeffery Burgess, of Dickson, and electrical engineering major Savannah Nolen, of Murfreesboro; manufacturing and engineering technology majors Kendal Lewis, of Chattanooga, and Olivia Woodlee, of Antioch; and mechanical engineering majors Christina Bechard, of Clarksville, and Jason Hyder, of Johnson City.