Tanya A. Olsen of Logan was named the outstanding senior in the College of Engineering at the annual Engineering Week banquet at Utah State University Friday night.
Olsen was chosen from among the top seniors in undergraduate programs in the college and was the outstanding senior from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is the daughter of Janet R. Olsen and Dr. Edwin C. Olsen.Other students, faculty members and alumni of the College of Engineering were also recognized at the event.
The award for teaching excellence went to G. William Watt, assistant professor of industrial technology and education. Lyman S. Willardson, professor of agricultural and irrigation engineering, received the award for research excellence. The award for advising excellence was given to John C. Kemp, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Also recognized at the banquet were outstanding seniors from all departments in the college. The honored seniors were Chad Clawson, Hyrum, electrical engineering; Lance E. Houser, Cedar City, agricultural and irrigation engineering; Shaun Dean Stauffer, Bennion, civil and environmental engineering, and Mark Merrill, Price, industrial technology and education.
Donna Nyman of North Logan was named the Outstanding Woman Student in the college. Nyman is majoring in electrical engineering.
A number of other women were also honored as outstanding students in their respective levels of study. Irene Fung was named top junior. Sophomore honors were divided by electrical engineering majors, and twin sisters, Callie Loser and Carrie Loser. Outstanding freshman distinction went to Amy Naegle, a mechanical engineering student.
Five outstanding alumni from the USU College of Engineering were also honored. They are Robert D. Cook, engineering manager for the Mineral and Industrial Business Center, Eimco Process Equipment Company; Jack Keller, former head of the Department of Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering and president of Jack Keller Associates; M. Larry Petersen, assistant superintendent of the Logan City School District; Sam Shiozawa, a professional engineer currently working as a consultant for George Washington University, and Wendell Hardman, manager of the Ferrimagnetic Engineering Department, Components Division of the Watkins Johnson Co.