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EE Students Earn Both Cramer Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. May 13, 2015 - The Cramer Awards were established to honor Tom Cramer, an engineer and a member of the Tech Board of Regents for 26 years. They are awarded to the male and female seniors graduating in engineering who rank highest in scholarship. Each recipient receives a certificate and a $400 prize.

Sjaardema earned her bachelor's in electrical engineering with minors in optical sciences and engineering and in mathematics with a stellar GPA of 3.97.

Since coming to New Mexico Tech four years ago, Sjaardema has worked as a grader and tutor, a teaching assistant for three semesters, and a student intern at Sandia National Laboratories.

She has been an active member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society and a member of the IEEE student chapter. She has volunteered as a judge for the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair and for the New Mexico Science Olympiad.

This summer, she is returning to Sandia as an intern, then will head off to the University of Central Florida, where she is starting a PH.D. program in optics and photonics.

Gabaldon is from Belen, where he was salutatorian of his graduating class. He earned two bachelor's degrees this year, in electrical engineering and mathematics. He is also finishing with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Joseph has worked as note taker, lab attendant, grader and tutor at New Mexico Tech. He also worked full-time last summer as a student intern for Boeing in Albuquerque. He worked with cutting-edge satellite tracking equipment and developed software to find distortions in tracking lenses.

Joseph is undecided about his future plans. However, his professors in the Electrical Engineering Department are actively trying to get him to stay at Tech to work a master's degree.

For more info, see NMT's article "EE Students Awarded Both Cramer Awardss"