Incentive Award Celebration

Annually the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation presents Incentive Awards to Chicago high school and college students poised to become future engineers.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Award Celebration was held virtually.  While the venue changed, for the first time in 50 years of awards, this unprecedented time does not diminish the accomplishments, or the celebration, of these outstanding students.

Congratulations to the 2020 Incentive Award Recipients!

Rising Freshman

Jordyn Bracey
Florida A & M University 

Abigail Chavez
University of Wisconsin at Madison

Samuel Cooper
University of Wisconsin at Madison 

Mauz Durrani
Illinois Institute of Technology

Maximelio Finch
University of Iowa

Duaa Hussein
University of Illinois at Chicago

Connor McNamara
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Nelligan
Purdue University

Cristian Ortiz
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter Pao-Huang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Giovanni Peat
Marquette University

Elias Rivera-Vazquez
Northwestern University

Luria Tapia
Case Western Reserve University

Lauren Weaver
University of Michigan

Molly Wehrenberg
University of California, Los Angeles

Jackson Zhang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rising Sophomores

Zachary Anderson
University of Notre Dame

Raymond Bernardo
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Henry Beuving
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Frank Burke-Olson
Northwestern University

Collin Butler
Miami University of Ohio

Kellie Chu
University of Michigan

Cameron Cole
University of Southern California

Liam Coughlin
Purdue University

Daisaq Cyrilla
University of Illinois at Chicago

Maureen Davasse
Purdue University

Gabriella Finch
University of Iowa

Michael Henze
Clemson University

Thomas Hoos
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Kadus
Purdue University

McKenna Kallianis
University of Alabama

Vladimir Martinez
University of Michigan

Joseph McCarey
Harvard University

Diana Miller
University of Michigan

Jack Ross
Saint Louis University

Ciaran Sheridan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ian Shimandle
Northwestern University

Guadalupe Solis
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ilaisaane Summers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew Thompson
University of Wisconsin at Madison

Kevin Williams
Engineering Pathways Program with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Wong
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rising Juniors

Vivian Auduong
Stanford University

Stefan Borjan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nora Chambers
Northwestern University

Joseph Henze
Clemson University

Sophie Keller
Cornell University

Joe Kresic
The Ohio State University

Kimberly Lu
Princeton University

Kyle McNamara
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nina Onyemeziem
Princeton University

Pratik Patel
Illinois Institute of Technology

Thomas Phelan
The Ohio State University

Julian Robinson
Case Western Reserve University

Chloe Zwolfer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rising Seniors

Erika Anderson
Case Western Reserve University

Jorge Barrios
University of Illinois at Chicago

Brett Bittner
Valparaiso University

Michael Bump
Northwestern University

Sarah Coughlin
Northwestern University

Ying Guan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jay Huang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Danica Jayco
University of Michigan

Marc Jiang
Northwestern University

Matthew Kadus
University of Kentucky

David Kierpiec
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Victoria Krummick
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alexander Marks
Purdue University

Max Mitchell
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter Motyka
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Weronika Myslak
University of Michigan

Uchenna Ngwe
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Karolina Rak
University of Michigan

Ava Sherry
Harvey Mudd College

Elizabeth Travnik
University of Notre Dame

Yesenia Ulloa
Stanford University

Chicago Engineers Foundation is grateful to the Incentive Award sponsors supporting the Class of 2020.  Thank you to the individuals, families, professional associations and companies committing to fully fund awards for our students. Our sponsorship program grows each year, and we are appreciate every partnership. Our thanks to all of the 2020 Incentive Award Sponsors.

Learn about the 2020 Incentive Award Sponsors