10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Honors and Awards

The Rodman Scholars Program--named for Walter S. Rodman, dean of the School from 1933 to 1946--is for talented, well-rounded students with a strong interest in the curricula of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Rodman scholars are selected from the entering class on the basis of superior academic credentials and indications that the student can benefit from and contribute to the program; participation is by invitation only. Several courses have been set up for Rodman scholars--from physics, humanities, and design in the first year to a special seminar later in the curriculum in conjunction with the Rodman Eminent Scholars Series. Rodman scholars live in one selected dormitory during their first year along with Echols scholars from the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Virginia Engineering Foundation Award   is made annually to a person who, in the opinion of the foundation, has been effective in completing a project of importance to the foundation and the School.

The Margaret Elinor George Scholarship   was founded in 1982 in memory of Margaret Elinor George, a former student of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit to provide tuition assistance to a rising third- or fourth-year student in this School, and is administered under the auspices of the Trigon Engineering Society.

The Mac Wade Award   is awarded annually to the group, faculty member, or student who has rendered outstanding service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science in memory of Freeman McMillan Wade, Class of 1952, who was killed in action in the Korean War.

Dean's List   Full-time students who demonstrate academic excellence while taking a minimum of 15 credits of graded course work are eligible for the Dean's List of Distinguished Students at the end of each semester. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be counted toward the 15-credit minimum. A current minimum grade point average of 3.4 is necessary to be eligible for the dean's list. Any student receiving an F, NC, or NG during the semester is not eligible to be on the dean's list.

Intermediate Honors   Students who enter the University directly from high school or preparatory school and who, after four regular semesters, have completed 60 credits of course work and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4, are awarded a Certificate of Intermediate Honors. The notation "intermediate honors" is also placed on each student's official academic record.

Theses and Commencement Honors   Students who have demonstrated high academic achievement in pursuit of their bachelorís degree are eligible for commencement honors.

Diplomas inscribed "with distinction" are awarded to graduates who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4.

Diplomas inscribed "with high distinction" are awarded to graduates who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6.

Diplomas inscribed "with highest distinction" are awarded to graduates who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.8.

All students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, whether or not they satisfy the requirements for commencement honors, are required to complete a senior thesis, taking TCC 401 and TCC 402, a six-credit thesis course.


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