SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering 2021 Engineering Awards

City of San Jose 1936 - Transforming Silicon Valley

Transforming Silicon Valley

We warmly invite you to celebrate the 41th annual Davidson College of Engineering Awards with us. This year's theme is, “Transforming Silicon Valley,” because our alumni have been builders and powerhouses of innovation for the 75 years we’ve been here. In fact, Money Magazine ranked San José State University as the #1 Most Transformative University in the United States in 2021. That title indicates how students have improved their lives, their horizons, and their families by attending San José State. But as a college of engineers who ‘make stuff’, our journey has also transformed the Valley. This year, we invite you to celebrate 75 years with us, online of course!

Sheryl Ehrman presenting award

The Engineering Awards Celebration

Friday, May 7th, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Zoom. Zoom information will be sent to those who RSVP.

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Audience winner at awards

Sponsors

While we will not be in person to celebrate this year’s event, you can still sponsor and support our student organizations and their projects. If you are interested in sponsoring, fill out the form below.

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Tribute to David Brown

A Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering, David Brown (Mechanical Engineering 1968) was passionate about providing equality and access to STEM education to underserved communities. The David Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics was established in 1996 to promote the professional development of students in the area of mechatronics, and to advance the development of the mechatronics program. The recipient of the $2,000 award is expected to contribute to mechatronics laboratory development and laboratory instruction during the fellowship year. Fred Barez, Chair of Aviation and Technology and Mechanical Engineering professor, said: “Mr. David Brown was instrumental in the formation of the mechatronics curriculum in the department, the first of its kind in the nation. His passion for seeing this curriculum come to fruition was amazing. He further supported this initiative by providing an annual Fellowship Award to two students. “His dedication to meeting the Fellowship Award recipients each year made the students, and the college, very appreciative. He truly was a Distinguished Alumnus and a very generous friend of the Mechanical Engineering Department. “We all will miss his annual visit to the ME Department to meet the students and the faculty.”

Learn more about the Quantum Corporation, which David co-founded, and see photos in this PDF.

Erica Lockheimer

Dean’s Service Award

Erica Lockheimer
Vice President, Software Engineering - LinkedIn Learning & Talent Solutions/Careers; Women In Tech Founder - LinkedIn WIT

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Hiu Yung Wong

Newnan Brothers Award for Faculty Excellence

Hiu Yung Wong
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

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Crystal Han

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Crystal Han
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Samuel Obi

Faculty Award for Excellence in Service

Samuel Obi
Professor and Director of Technology

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Nima Karimian

Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Nima Karimian
Assistant Professor, Computer and Software Engineering

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Lisa Francesca

Staff Excellence in Service Award

Lisa Francesca
Communications Specialist, Dean’s Office

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Karen Tang

Staff Excellence in Service Award

Karen Tang
Financial Analyst, Dean’s Office

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Fabiola Arellano

Staff Excellence in Service Award

Fabiola Arellano
Administrative Analyst, Industrial & Systems Engineering

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Afreen Chaus

Donald Beall-Rockwell Award for Engineering Accomplishment

Afreen Chaus
Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Joshua Paul Bevis

Scott T. Axline Memorial Student Award for Excellence in Service

Joshua Paul Bevis
Mechanical Engineering

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Engage with Us

There are many ways to engage with us. We invite all alumni news and updates. Or, sponsors and alumni can sign up to sit on one of our career panels, be a guest speaker, or engage as a mentor.

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Past Awards