Honoring Tandon's Passionate Student Leaders and Organizations

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Out in STEM (oSTEM) won Organization of the Year at the 2018 Student Leader Awards

Here at NYU Tandon, our students understand that engineering and technology can impact others, both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s no surprise, then, that we take time to honor all of their efforts and accomplishments from the past year at the NYU Tandon 2017-2018 Student Leader Awards.

The excitement was palpable at the Student Leader Awards ceremony, with students in the audience coming to cheer on their friends, classmates, and colleagues. The annual event celebrates student leaders, organizations, and faculty advisers who spent the past year dedicating themselves to building a stronger and more inclusive community here. For many of the award recipients and nominees, their work and commitment to NYU Tandon started the day they stepped on campus. Their legacy will also continue long after they graduate, as Brittney Anne Bahlman, Tandon’s Director of Student Affairs and Student Activities, shared in her welcome remarks.

“Today’s celebration is not just about the award recipients. This is a time and space for all of us to come together and celebrate all the accomplishments of our community in the past year, at NYU Tandon and across the university,” Bahlman said. Noting that this year’s student organizations hosted over 450 programs and engaged more than 2,330 students in the fall semester alone — a fact that was met with cheers from the audience.

“This year, Tandon student leaders served on planning committees for university-wide events, including HackNYU and the InnoVention competition, planned the March for Science in NYC, participated in the $300,000 Entrepreneur Challenge at NYU Stern, built cars, canoes and bridges to show the creativity and ingenuity of Tandon students in competitions from coast to coast, and hosted Tandon’s first student-run Pride Month and Ally Week events,” Bahlman said. “These are just a few examples of talent and energy you’re bringing beyond the borders of NYU Tandon to show great work going on here.”

Encouraging students to recognize the accomplishments of others during their time at Tandon, she also emphasized mentorship and guiding new student leaders to continue the work they’ve achieved.

Join us in celebrating this year’s winners:

  • Organization of the Year: out in STEM (oSTEM)
  • Student Leaders of the Year: Cadence Daniels and Nitin Ramaseshan
  • Distinguished Engagement Awards: Angie Gonzalez and Roshan Sridhar
  • Emerging Leaders Awards: Akiyl El and Ajay Shete
  • Faculty Adviser of the Year: José Ulerio

Outstanding Programming Awards:

  • Community Engagement & Civic Responsibility: STEMinist
  • Diversity and Cultural Competency: National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Innovation & Creative Thinking: Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • Interpersonal Leadership Development: Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Connection to Global Network University: InnoVention Society

Outstanding Organizational Performance Awards

  • Financial Management: Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)
  • Event Management: Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Student Engagement: American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Organizational Management: National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Organizational Growth: out in STEM (oSTEM)
  • Organizational Collaboration: Tandon Undergraduate Student Council (TUSC); National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE); out in STEM (oSTEM); Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE); Society for Women Engineers (SWE); and STEMinist

Groups recognized for their service included the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Councils, the International Student Advisory Board, First Year Mentorship Program, Orientation Captains, Engaging Engineers, SOEciety Agents of Change, Poly Project Student Ambassadors, and the Tandon Leadership Lab.