Student Achievement

Learn about recent awards and accomplishments earned by graduate students in our department.

J. & S. Niciszewska Mucha Endowed Graduate Scholarship

Stephanie Niciszewska Mucha established this fund in 2013 in honor of her late husband, Joseph Mucha, a mechanical engineer. Must be a mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student of high academic caliber. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preference to students from Western New York and to students of Polish descent.

2021 Recipients

Andrew Abdalla
Mikel Aghachi
Samuel Basinait
Dylan Bellomy
Jeremy Chapman
Liam Field
Grant Hecht
Alden Noel
Louis Rizzo

2020 Recipients

Joshua Prendergast
Liam Field
Shamus O'Connor
Syed Haider
Matthew Schulwitz
Louis Rizzo
Emilee Klug

Elbridge N. and Stephana R. Townsend Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 by William Townsend. Must be a newly admitted freshman or graduate student in the School of Engineering or Applied Sciences. Must have a strong academic record. Preference to mechanical engineering majors who are Western New York residents. Must complete the FAFSA and have financial need.

2021 Recipients

Eric Mountain
Nathaniel Palmer

2020 Recipients

Jordan McEntee
Marieross Navarro
Becky Paul-Odionhin
Danielle Johnson
Efrem Bekteshi

SEAS Dean’s Graduate Award for Achievement

The Dean’s Graduate Achievement Award is given to students for their significant contributions to the advancement of their fields through the performance of outstanding research.

2021 Recipients

Jesse Callanan

2020 Recipients

Cameron Grace
Payam Ghassemi
Yong Hu

Harold O. Wolf Award

The Harold O. Wolf award, recognizes high achieving students who distinguish themselves through research, academic coursework and extracurricular activities. The award is given by Mary Wolf in honor of her late husband Harold O. Wolf (BA geology 1960).

2020 Recipient

Cameron Grace

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

2020 Recipient

Chris Gnam