U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering, Gerald Holder, and Co-op Student of the Year Sean Justice.
Sean Justice was selected as the
2017 Co-op Student of the Year, and with good reason. He’s an Electrical
Engineering student who exceeded expectations both in the classroom (3.964 GPA)
and out with his co-op with Eaton Corporation.
At Eaton, he received the departmental
“Paul MacGyver Rademacher Award” for “creativity in continuous improvement efforts
to work toward a better business” in the Power Quality Division.
In his Supplier Development role,
Sean drafted and piloted a new standard process for processing and reworking
high value non-returnable NCM for multiple manufacturing lines. The process
helped to recover $37,000 worth of NCM by the end of his rotation, with the
potential of at least $80,000 more on existing NCM for product lines
identified. The process has been continued with other co-ops after he was done.
Sean became involved in an initiative
called “Change the Game,” which is a non-profit organization providing youth
mentorship, citizenship and environmental stewardship to students from inner
For six years Sean acted as an
assistant for Denise’s People, a non-profit started by his grandmother. He
coordinated events, ran in the races, and as a musician, provided the music at
a wine-tasting event. They raised $300,000 dollars over the six years.
He is heavily involved on the
Worship team at Cornerstone Christian Campus Ministry. Cornerstone is an
outreach organization partnering with the Bellefield Church on our campus, but
the ministry also works with the North Side’s Allegheny Alliance Church, which
is strongly involved in a homeless ministry.
Co-op Student of the Year Finalist
Andrew Sivaprakasam- Bioengineering, Human Engineering Research Lab
Co-op Student of the Year Honorable Mentions
Kelly Appleton- Mechanical Engineering
Sidney Cannon-Bailey- Bioengineering
Marci Carter- Civil Engineering
Danielle Charbonneau- Bioengineering
Kelsey Dolan- Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Grzybek- Chemical Engineering
Aaron Johnson- Mechanical Engineering
Noah Kaib- Industrial Engineering
Mitchell Moran- Computer Engineering
Jared Raszewski- Chemical Engineering
Kaitlyn Shields- Computer Engineering