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2016 UB Engineering Alumni Association Scholarship Winners

Professor Emeritus Howard Strauss Memorial Scholarship

From left: Francis Mahaney, Kurt Bessel, Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal and Robert Barnes. Photo credit: The Onion Studio. 

Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal is the 2016 recipient of the Professor Emeritus Howard Strauss Memorial Scholarship. He is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). The award honors Howard Strauss, the founding faculty advisor of the UB Engineering and Applied Sciences Alumni Association as well as a founding faculty member of the school. It is the association’s largest scholarship.

Leaders in Excellence Scholarships

From left: Kurt Bessel, Andrew Kroetsch, Andrea Martinez, Robert DeBortoli, Ava Chai, Steven Coffed, Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal and Robert Barnes. Photo credit: The Onion Studio.

This scholarship recognizes “leaders in excellence” to encourage them to develop spirit and loyalty to the school.

The recipients are: Ava Chai, computer/electrical engineering, Hillary Chiarella, environmental engineering, Robert DeBortoli, computer engineering, Andrea Martinez, electrical engineering, Steven Coffed, mechanical/aerospace engineering, Andrew Kroetsch, chemical engineering, Elise Martin, biomedical engineering, and Eun Jin Shin, civil engineering.  

Past Recipients