Awards and Recognitions

Our amazing students are the rosetta stone of CHEI’s success and their talents are broadly recognized through fellowhips, awards and other recognitions. Here are just a few of the honors that they are receiving:

Awards (Best Paper, Best Poster, Best Video)

  • Andrew Huynh, Albert Lin, Falko Kuester, Gert Lanckrit, Luke Barrington, 2012, Judges’ Choice Award
    “Defining the Undefined: Harnessing the Power of Public Consensus in the Search for Genghis Khan’s Tomb”
    National Science Fondation IGERT Video and Poster Competition
  • Andrew Huynh, Albert Lin, Falko Kuester, Gert Lanckrit, Luke Barrington, 2012, Community Choice Award
    “Defining the Undefined: Harnessing the Power of Public Consensus in the Search for Genghis Khan’s Tomb”
    National Science Fondation IGERT Video and Poster Competition
  • Ashley Richter, 2013, Judges’ Choice Award
    “Point Clouds via Terrestrial Laser Scanning as a Digital Scaffold for Archaeological Visualization”
    National Science Fondation IGERT Video and Poster Competition
  • Christine Wittich, 2013, Best Poster Award
    UCSD Library, Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo
  • Megulo Abebe, 2017, Honorable Mention in the Physical Sciences & Engineering Category
    “Structure from Motion Accuracy Assessment”, Prof. Kuester (advisor)
    California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Undergraduate Research Symposium

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar

  • Christine Wittich (2014-2016)

Association of Women in Science – San Diego Award

  • Christine Wittich (2015)

Fellowships, Scholarship, Grants

Kinsella Expedition Fellow

  • Sebastian Afshari (2015)
  • Aliya Hoff (2014)
  • Eric Lo (2015, 2016)
  • Dominique Meyer (2014, 2016)
  • Sabrina Trinh (2016)
  • Emily Zheng (2o16)

Kinsella Emerging Explorer

  • Dominique Meyer (2015)
  • Eric Lo (2015)

Kinsella Heritage Engineering Fellow

  • Mike Hess (2014, 2015)

National Geographics Young Explorer

  • Dominique Meyer (2015, 2016)

NSF Integrative Graduate Education Research and Traineeship (IGERT) Fellows

  • Kathleen Bennallack, Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
  • Mike Bianco, Ph.D. Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Michelle Chen, Ph.D. Student, Structural Engineering
  • Aaron Gidding, Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
  • Michael Hess, Ph.D. Student, Structural Engineering
  • Matthew Howland, Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
  • Andrew Huynh, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Ian Jones, Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
  • Brady Liss, Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
  • John Mangan, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Perry Naughton, Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Vid Petrovic, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science and Engineering
  • David Srour, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Samantha Stout, Ph.D. Student, Materials Science and Engineering
  • James Strawson, Ph.D. Student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • David Vanoni, Ph.D. Student, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Matthew Vincent, Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
  • Christine Wittich, Ph.D. Student, Structural Engineering

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Perry Naughton (2015-2018)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Student Travel Grant

  • Christine Wittich (2015)

NSF Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Undergraduate Reseach Fellowship

  • Nathan Tin Loon Hui (2015)
  • Jorge Pacheco (2015)
  • Dimitri Schreiber (2015)

UCSD Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Fellows

  • Vid Petrovic
  • Michael Olsen
  • Daniel Knoblauch
  • Kevin Ponto
  • So Yamaoka
  • Tom Wypych

UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars (FISP)

  • Sebastian Afshari (2015)
  • Miguel Antonio Cruz de Villa (2015)
  • Ian Dickeson (2015)
  • Dominique Meyer (2015)
  • Dimitri Schreiber (2015)
  • Sabrina Trinh (2015)
UCSD Graduate Student Association Travel Grant
  • Christine Wittich (2015)

San Diego Fellowship

  • Kathleen Bennallack
  • Michelle Chen
  • Ashley Richter
  • Samantha Stout
  • Chrstine Wittich

Robert and Arleen Lettas Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Aliya Hoff (2014)