The School of Engineering would like to recognize the following organizations for their support of the conference.
The School of Engineering would like to recognize and thank the conference chairs for their participation in this event. Each of these individuals took time out of their busy work schedule to come to campus and work with the students. Their input is essential to the success of the conference and is one of the key components that makes the Freshman Conference one of the most innovative educational experiences in the country. The dates next to the names refer to year and degrees obtained from Pitt.
Each year we present an award to a Chair for their continued service to the freshman conference.
This year the award went to Adam Balawejder – EE’08, ‘11 - Curtiss Wright EMD, Dave Gau – BioE’11 -
University of Pittsburgh, Ray Kovacs – ME’09, EE’10 - Powerex, Rick Schaub - BSChE'89, 93, BioE'99 -
UPMC Life Changing Medicine, and Dustin Schreiber – IE’12 -
The School of Engineering would also like to recognize the special effort that a number of the past chairs have contributed to the conference. These individuals have been a part of the conference for an extended period of time and have given above and beyond the typical activities of a session chair. Each year we award a new member to this group of individuals. Past and present winners of this special award are listed below.
The School of Engineering would also like to recognize and thank the conference co-chairs for their participation in this event; their efforts were essential to the success of the conference. Each Co-Chair meet with the students in their session every week to help prepare the students for the conference.
The Swanson School of Engineering would also like to recognize and thank the Bevier Engineering Library and English Department faculty who direct and staff the English/Freshmen Engineering Writing Program (E/FWEP). Working together with the Freshman Engineering Program faculty, the E/FWEP and the Engineering Library have been instrumental in developing the Conference Paper research and writing process. The University of Pittsburgh Writing Center also provides students with ongoing writing guidance and support.
Finally, The Swanson School of Engineering would like to recognize and thank the Swanson School of Engineering Technology group for their support in providing technical assistance during and before the conference.
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