University Students Place Among the Nation's Elite

06.10.2005 | Engineering, StudentsUniversity Manufactures Nation's Top Mechanical Engineering Student for Second Time in Six Years - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers awarded Mandy Brogdon, a 2005 University of Dayton mechanical engineering graduate from Englewood, with the Charles T. Main Student Section Gold Medal. Now a master's student, Brogdon reached ASME's highest student-elected position and mentored students through UD engineering's Career Awareness Day and Engineers Supporting Peers. The award, open to all of the nation's mechanical engineering students, is presented to the ASME student member whose leadership and service best contributed to ASME's student section. UD students won the 2000 gold medal and the 1986 and 1994 silver medals.

University Student Among Five Americans Selected for International Conference - Jackie Chura, a University of Dayton political science major, will be one of five U.S. students at the 10th Annual Portuguese Atlantic Youth Seminar July 23-30 in Lisbon, Portugal. The seminar will explore the influence of civil society on international security and possible problems and advantages associated with active public. It also includes debates at NATO headquarters in Lisbon.

2005 Education Grad Awarded Fulbright - Jennifer Mies, a 2005 University of Dayton School of Education graduate, has earned a student Fulbright grant to become a teaching assistant in Munich, Germany. The 10-month grant allows Mies to assist a high school English teacher and create after-school educational opportunities. In her third year at UD, Mies studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Each year, the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students awards approximately 1,100 grants in 140 countries for a year of academic study, research, professional training or a teaching assistantship. Eighty teaching assistantship grants in Germany were awarded from an application pool of 172, according to the Fulbright Program Web site.

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