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President’s Service Awards Honors NYU Tandon Students

Student Leaders and Organizations Celebrated for Community Building

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The NYU Tandon student honorees celebrate their achievements at the 2018 President's Service Awards

Speak with any of our students here at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and you will quickly discover they’re not only training to become expert engineers and technologists. They’re also effecting change within the NYU, Brooklyn, and New York communities to build a better world through their academic and leadership positions.

On April 26, 2018, NYU President Andrew Hamilton honored the outstanding achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations from across NYU who have impacted their local communities through civic engagement and service. The President’s Service Awards celebrate the students who also have promoted and improved the learning, leadership, and quality of student life throughout NYU’s global network of schools.

Recognizing the students who exemplify the NYU motto of “A private university in the public service,” the President’s Service Awards honored some of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering students and student organizations who embody not only NYU’s motto, but also NYU Tandon’s commitment to “technology in service to society.”

NYU Tandon students celebrate each other's awards.
Students celebrated each other's awards at the ceremony.

This year’s ceremony celebrated the achievements of the following students:

Mohammed Sahil Asif was praised for his incredible ability to foster community within the graduate student population across NYU, as well as his vision and programmatic skills. Asif also was recognized for his all-university impact.

Dhruv Chhabra, as vice president of the Graduate Indian Student Association, spearheaded community building events that brought together students across the Brooklyn and Washington Square campuses, and was honored for his commitment to welcoming new graduate students to Tandon.

Divya Deverakonda garnered the award for her service and dedicated mentorship and leadership within multiple organizations at NYU Tandon, including vice president of the Tandon Undergraduate Student Council and Head Teaching Assistant in the Biomolecular Science Program.

Angie Gonzalez was lauded for her exemplary leadership and dedication to the NYU Tandon student community through her work as a board member for out in STEM (oSTEM), a resident assistant and teaching assistant.

Kirsaly Heredia received the award for her outstanding leadership and initiatives as the programming commissioner for the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Student Council (TUSC).

Eric Kwok earned accolades for his tireless efforts advocating for and with the LGBTQ community at NYU Tandon as a board member of out in STEM (oSTEM) and for his leadership and dedication as the coordinator of the 2018 HackNYU. Kwok also was honored for his all-university impact.

Nitin Ramaseshan was celebrated for his leadership as president of the Graduate Student Council at NYU Tandon, and for representing the NYU Tandon graduate student committee as the official student spokesperson from NYU Tandon to the NYU Student Government.

Sanjana Kamlesh Ramchandani was cited for her outstanding commitment to NYU Tandon and its graduate student population through her leadership role as commissioner to the NYU Tandon Graduate Student Council.

Zeeshan Anjum Sandhu was praised for his activism and advocacy for global communities unable to defend themselves due to religious persecution, and his commitment to and school spirit at NYU Tandon.

Student organizations and all-university groups received accolades for their work over the past year:

HackNYU 2018 and its board were honored for their leadership and dedication to bringing together the global NYU community learn and create new solutions to the world’s challenges.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was celebrated for their outstanding engagement of students across the NYU Tandon campus, and for their exemplary events that impacted all students.

out in STEM (oSTEM) was recognized for their success in creating an impactful and meaningful space for the LGBTQ community on the Brooklyn campus, including their coordination of Pride Month and Ally Week events.