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Outstanding students, faculty, and staff honored at SCI night


April 14, 2008

SCI’s annual awards ceremony and dinner, SCI Night, was held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel on April 11. The event recognized outstanding students, faculty and staff. The evening’s keynote speaker, Dr. William Harris, the president and CEO of the Science Foundation of Arizona, was introduced by Ira A. Fulton Dean Deirdre Meldrum. 

The following awards were presented: 

Distinguished Undergraduate Seniors: Kartik Talamadupula and David Weber
Undergraduate Student Leadership: Joyce Tang
Outstanding M.S. Student: Kaichi Zhou
Outstanding Ph.D. Students: Donglin Xia and Zheng Zhao
Graduate Student Leadership: Sudheendra Murthy
Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Michael Verdicchio
Programming Competition Winners:
1st: Josh Wolfe
2nd: Randy Compton
Researcher of the Year: Kasim Selcuk Candan
Teacher of the Year: Yinong Chen
Service Faculty of the Year: Vimla Patel
Young Investigator of the Year: Karamvir Singh Chatha
Staff Excellence: Annelise Cole and Deborah Paterick
Retiring Faculty Recognition: William Lewis, Pearse O’Grady, Joseph Urban and Susan Urban