Honors, Awards, Achievements

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

  • CSE Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2021)
    • From the link: “The CSE Teaching Assistant Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding technical expertise, strong organizational skills, and dedicated support of student learning.”
  • Elected Vice-President of Graduate Student Government for the 2020-2021 term
  • Jack and Mary Ann Remick Fellowship in Engineering (2018)
    • Only two of these competitive awards were made to my incoming cohort. The Remick Fellowship is the second-highest general fellowship awarded to students.
    • From the link: “Remick Fellows in Engineering are named in recognition of outstanding performance in undergraduate studies and notable promise in graduate studies and professional life. Recipients of this fellowship are first-generation, low-income college students, or students who can otherwise contribute diversity to the profile of the incoming graduate students. Remick Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships and annual stipends of $35,000, on a 12-month basis. Support is guaranteed for five years as long as the fellow is making satisfactory progress toward his or her degree. In addition, the University pays the full student health insurance premium during the tenure of the fellowship.”

European Alliance for Innovation

  • Senior Member Status for contributions in 2021
    • EAI awards Senior Member status for technical contribution in the top 1% of contributors.

Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)

University of Michigan

  • Graduated cum laude (very roughly top 25% in the College of Engineering)
  • Dean’s List
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Elected Alumni Relations Officer of Phi Mu Alpha’s Epsilon Chapter

Albion College

  • Graduated cum laude
  • Thesis: Classification of Consonance in Generalized Tonal Systems (Mathematics)
  • Bruce A. and Peggy Sale Kresge Science Fellowship (2015) – awarded for my summer research in applied mathematics and music theory
  • Dean’s List
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society (2015)
  • Elected Music Director of Phi Mu Alpha’s Beta Iota Chapter (2014-2015)
  • Ruth Carter Roland Award (2015) – given in recognition of excellence in piano performance
  • Harold Bristol Endowed Scholarship (2012) – large tuition scholarship
  • Webster Scholarship (2012) – smaller scholarship, given to student musicians

Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 (Novi, MI)

  • Eagle Scout Rank (2012)
  • Elected Senior Patrol Leader (chief executive officer of troop) and Patrol Leader
    • 3-time Honor Patrol Award winner as Patrol Leader
  • Elected to the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s honor society), earning Brotherhood status shortly after
  • More service hours than I can even try to remember