Ira O. Baker Prize
Ira O. Baker, a civil engineering faculty member from 1875 to 1925, and Department Head for 39 of the 50 years, initiated the Ira O. Baker Prizes in 1923. The purpose of the prizes is to recognize outstanding seniors, and thus serve as an incentive to undergraduate students to put forth their best efforts. These prizes have been made to the top-ranking senior students in civil engineering every spring since 1924. The faculty of the Department selects the winners.
In addition to superior scholastic achievement, which is of primary importance, the selection is based on the student’s activities in organizations and on personal characteristics that include initiative, reliability and potential.
Recipients are listed first place, second place.
2021 Andrew Conwell, Erika Jaszka
2020 Lauren Excell, Hui Yi Koh
2019 Geordie Roscoe, Alexandra Kawar
2018 Xiaodan Du, Hua Shao
2017 Thomas Roadcap, Rohini Gupta
2016 Hannah Lohman, Weixi Li
2015 Brian Nicolls, Kelly Samara
2014 Savannah Goodman, Marika Nell
2013 Matthew Jarrett, Raphael Stern
2012 Andrzej Tatkowski, Andrew Rehn
2011 Kimberly M. Parker, Chuan Li
2010 Peter A. Maraccini, Derek R. Vardon
2009 Brian K. Schertz, Adam B. Tate
2008 Adam K. Janzen, Michael J. Fornek
2007 Sean L. Poust, Cameron Talischi
2006 Steven D. Spradau, Elizabeth A. Zimmerman