Student Awards | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Student Awards

The Civil and Urban Engineering department congratulates the following students for their many achievements.

Geotechnical faculty awards

These awards are given by friends of the Civil & Urban Engineering (CUE) Department annually to CUE students in recognition of scholastic achievement.  They are in addition to university-awarded scholarships or financial aid.

The Moles Scholarship Award

Given annually to a deserving and academically qualified senior studying civil engineering with high academic standings and expressed interest to pursue his/her career in the construction industry.

2022 Maya Edward, Jesse Lin
2021 Annie Wu, Marisa Searle 
2020 Victor Alvarez, Erik Kazazi, Tarah Nicole Ngoc Driver, Carol Shlyakhova, Andrew Li
2019 Lan-La Leung, Gisselle Barrera
2018 Alec Gonnella, Bryan Kwiatkowski
2017 Zoya Benyaminov, Chun Yue (Johnny) Wong
2016 Camila Cavalcante 
2015 Lei Fu Wang
2014 Demetrio Criscuolo
2013 Jason Glenn 
2012 Vilius Plavinskas, Sebastian Sztukowski, Charles Andrews

The Moles Student Award

Given to a graduating civil engineering senior who is selected in recognition of high academic achievement, enthusiasm, and effort, and who shows outstanding promise for a career in construction engineering or management.

2019 Kevin Beltran
2018 Cameron Haas
2017 Julia J. Langewis
2016 Mark Milkis
2015 Khaled Mohamed
2014 Eleni Ramoundos
2013 Cleveland Hoades
2012 Stanislav Roslyakov

Robert Ridgway ASCE Student Chapter Award

Given annually to a deserving and academically qualified senior studying civil engineering with high academic standings and expressed interest to pursue his/her career in the construction industry. 

2021 Martin Buceta Bertini
2020 Brian S. Kuhlman
2019 Mateusz Chrobak
2018 Matthew Light
2017 Nathaniel Evelkin
2016 Jennifer Zhao
2015 Denisa Lleshi
2014 Michael Sokolovsky
2013 George Clarke
2012 Christopher Gochnauer

Bertha Pagenstecher Memorial Award

Given to graduating senior female students in recognition of outstanding academic performance in the field of civil engineering.

2021 Purnima Prasad
2020 Tarah Nicole Ngoc Driver
2019 Gisselle Barrera
2018 Ankita Jain
2017 Julia Langewis
2016 Shannon Kattowski
2015 Rosa Lo
2014 Christine Ng
2013 Michele Tse
2012 Ornela Nano-Karamuro

Theodore Clinton Towl Award

Given in memory of this member of the Class of 1912 to outstanding graduating seniors in civil engineering.

2021 David Morales
2020 Samuel W. Redway
2019 Daniel Cabrera
2018 Carlos Pena Del Valle
2017 Mamadou Toure
2016 Colby Bennardo
2015 Judith Zhao
2014 Demetrio Criscuolo
2013 Jiashun Xu
2012 Jason Mai

Young Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers Award

Given in recognition of scholarship in civil engineering, constructive interest in co-curricular activities and service to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter and to the NYU Tandon community.

2021 Uma Lakshman
2020 Caroline Shlyakhova
2019 Liuying Lara Lin
2018 Christopher Katsanos
2017 Ashlene Bisram
2016 Sutenee Nopachinda
2015 Jimmy Liang
2014 Jeffrey Chang
2013 Christopher Gochnauer
2012 Vilius Plavinskas

Donald J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship

Given by the Deep Foundations Institute in memory of this alum to outstanding students who are focused on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering. 

2021 Janice Su
2020 Nikki Ong
2019 Torianna Kirby
2018 Hio Kuan Kong (Elsa)
2017 Julia Langewis
2016 Leonardo Yoshiaki Abe 

Civil Engineering Faculty Outstanding Construction Management Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding construction management student in recognition of scholarship, initiative and promise.

2021 Macarthy Adelman
2020 Betty Shenglan Peng
2019 Caroline Huang
2018 Wilmer Vega
2017 Julie-Ann Evans
2016 John Mair
2015 Matt Buol- Ferg
2014 Pedro Cruz 
2013 Cheng Qian
2012 Paul Micali

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP)

2019 Ziyi Ma 
2018 Heba Omholt

Industry and Society Awards

ASCE Geotech Institute Metropolitan Section Scholarship
Sophia Mercurio

ASCE Metropolitan Section Student Scholarship
2022 Natalie Bunce

TransportationCamp NYC 2020 Scholarship and Essay Award
Nick Hudanich and Abhinav Bhattacharyya

Concrete Industry Foundation Scholarship
Jie Jin
2022 Michelle Ren
2021 Annie Yen Wu
2020 Tahmid Baro Bhuiyan
2019 Mari Kobakhidz
2018 Daniel Cabrera
2017 Zoya Susan Benyaminov
2016 Nathaniel Evelkin
2015 Michael Sokolovsky
2013 Mahmoud Abdeldayem
2012 Joy Tennenbaum
2011 Alexius Tan
2010 Garichel Sosa
2009 De Gao

NYWEA Metropolitan Chapter Scholarship for 2019
Ahmed Shaheen 

Structural Engineers Association of New York Scholarship (SEAoNY)
Carol Shlyakhova

Urban Design Forum Forefront Fellowship 
Boyeong Hong

DFI Educational Trust
Nikolaos Machairas 

James E. Halpin Scholarship 
 Nathaniel Evelkin 

Society of American Military Engineers Award

Given to civil engineering and construction management students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in their respective fields. 


Anton Cano, New York Building Congress Scholarship

Mohammed Hoque, New York Building Congress Scholarship

Nicholas Hudanich, Turner Construction Co. Scholarship

Yuki Ishii, Seymour S. Greenfield, PE Memorial Scholarship

Jie Jin, Eugune Fasullo & Maxine Hyrkas Scholarship I

Richard Liu, Joe Markle Dinner Memorial #2 Scholarship

Zelin Liu, Parsons Brinckerhoff Scholarship in Remembrance of Sept. 11

Arye Ludmir, Edward J. Quirin Scholarship

Adiba Mizai, Susan Miszkowicz Memorial Scholarship

Elliot Molina, Sverdrup Corporation Scholarship

Niharika Narendra, Eugene Fasullo & Maxine Hyrkas Scholarship II

Julia Qin, John J. Kassner Scholarship

Michelle Ren, Col. B. Edward Lavender Scholarship

Nathan Sutton, Morris & Sadie Weisstuch Memorial Scholarship

Annie Wu, R.M. Monti Scholarship

Danna Wu, RADM Alexander C. Husband Scholarship

Municipal Engineers of the City of New York Scholarship

As Engineers, one of the great things we can do to advance our industry for future generations is to assist the current Engineering and Architecture students in our field by supporting those students who have excelled academically and to promote the good name of our profession. 

The MENY promotes this cause each year as we partner with industry leaders to provide annual scholarships to worthy students.


Nicholas Hudanich