AE Students Garner College, University Awards
Aerospace Engineering doctoral student Mohan G. Kulkarni was honored this spring with the Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship Award. The Mavis Scholarship program, designated for students working on their doctorate in the College of Engineering, was made possible by a generous bequest of Frederic T. and Edith F. Mavis. Dr. Mavis received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a professor of civil engineering at several universities and was dean of engineering at the University of Maryland. Recipients are chose based on their academic performance, research accomplishments, and demonstrated interest in engineering education.
Aerospace Engineering undergraduate Ryan McDonald received the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence this past spring. The award recognizes the student athlete with the highest GPA on the University of Illinois football team. McDonald’s position is offensive lineman. He was awarded second-team, All-Big Ten honors for his excellent work on the team last fall.