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EE Student named 2nd runner-up for 2015 NMT Engineering Student of the Year

SOCORRO, N.M. Feb. 15, 2015 - Two seniors in electrical engineering were honored with nominations for the Society of Professional Engineers' "2015 New Mexico Tech Engineering Student of the Year". The department was proud to nominate Ronald Hruban and Tracy Sjaardema based upon their scholarship and service to the department. Ultimately, Ron Hruban was selected as second runner up and will receive his award at the Society's luncheon on February 27, 2015.

Ron Hruban
Ron Hruban, senior and Electrical Engineering major, has been named 2nd runner up in the Tech annual Engineering Student of the Year award. Ron was nominated by the EE Department for his service work and record of academic achievement. Academically Ron has maintained a high GPA, earned scholarships, is a Tech Scholar, and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. His service to the EE Department includes tutoring students, grading, and working as a lab teaching assistant. The Math Department has also employed Ron as a tutor. The creation of the successful EE Mentoring Program was lead by Ron Hruban. Last summer, Ron worked as an intern at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM. His many interests extend to the New Mexico Tech Off-Road Club, the IEEE Club, and the New Mexico Tech Climbing Club where he serves as president. Congratulations, Ron, on your award!

Tracy Sjaardema
Senior Tracy Sjaardema is familiar to many Electrical Engineering students from her service work in the department as a lab teaching assistant, grader, and tutor. She is one of the developers of the successful EE Mentoring program which works with new students. Since coming to New Mexico Tech in 2011, Tracy has excelled at academics and made the honor roll consistently from her first semester. She has also received the Silver Scholarship every semester and is a Tech Scholar. She is currently serving as vice president of the Tech chapter of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. In addition to working for the EE Department, Tracy worked last summer as an intern for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Tracy plans to graduate from Tech in May 2015 and then pursue a Ph.D program in optics. The EE Department wishes to recognize Tracy Sjaardema for her many accomplishments at Tech by nominating her for the prestigious Engineering Student of the Year award. Congratulations, Tracy!

For more info, see NMT's article "Three Techies Named 'Engineering Students of the Year'"