Sunday, May 1, 2011

Engineering Science Student Borna Kazerooni named SEAS Outstanding Student

May 2011 - E-News

U.Va. Engineering School students, faculty and trustees gathered at Pavilion IX on April 28 to celebrate the achievements of the 2011 graduating class. The Annual Fourth-Year Garden Party was a time to reminisce about the graduates’ past four years and life after walking the Lawn.

The Fourth-Year Garden Party was also an opportunity to recognize the School’s Outstanding Students. For more than a decade, the Engineering School has honored students who excel in academics, research and service to communities locally and abroad.
2011 Outstanding Students Award Winners

“Our Outstanding Student Award Winners carry on a strong tradition of excellence in scholarship and service,” said James Aylor, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. “The Engineering School is known for offering a challenging curriculum that develops leaders. These students took on the challenge gracefully and are poised for greatness in their respective fields.”

The 2011 U.Va. Engineering School Outstanding Student Awardees are Rachel Babij (ChE ’11),Anthony DeGennaro (Aero ’11), Ethan Heil (CE ’11), Borna Kazerooni (Engr Sci ’11, Batten ’12),Kelly Lauston (CE ’11) and Kenneth Tran (BME ’11)
Borna Kazerooni (Engr Sci ’11, Batten ’12) is graduating with a B.S. in engineering science and is currently earning a master of public policy degree from the U.Va. Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He is finishing his Engineering School education with a 4.0 GPA in his major and a 3.88 cumulative GPA. While he was a Science and Technology Policy Intern, Kazerooni worked for the French Ministry of National Education in Paris. He also interned for the United States Senate Sergeant-At-Arms as a Technical Resource Center administrator.

While at U.Va., he was an undergraduate research assistant in the U.Va. Center for Electrochemistry Science and Engineering. Kazerooni’s leadership roles include serving as the associate editor of the Virginia Policy Review – Domestic Section, representing the Engineering School in the University Judiciary Committee and serving as an Engineering School Dean’s Ambassador. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and the Raven Society.