Congratulations to the following student recipients who received their awards on April 13, 2013.
Vivaswath Kumar - Leadership Excellence
Joshua Chartier - Junior Merit Award ECE ($1500)
Joseph Vento - Senior Merit Award ($1500)
Ralph Budd Award
The Ralph Budd Thesis Award goes to Chinmay Hegde (MS '10, PhD '12). The Ralph Budd Award for Best Engineering Thesis is given in memory of Ralph Budd, Riceâ€™s commencement speaker in 1935, who asked that his honorarium be used to benefit Rice students. The Budd award recipient is selected by a committee of faculty members from each engineering department. Hegde is a post-doctoral associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.