Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners

We came together virtually on May 12, 2021, to recognize students and faculty who exemplify academic excellence and service to our department and discipline.

Charles L. Brown Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021 Awards Program

We recognize student and faculty excellence in electrical and computer engineering demonstrated in the 2020-21 academic year.

Robotany: Winner of the 2021 Louis T. Rader Chairperson's Award for Best Capstone Project

Congratulations to UVA ECE fourth-years Zachary Hicks, Jason Ashley, Noelle Law and Eleanor Ozer, who undertook an amazing project in "robotany" that integrates embedded systems interfacing, house plant physiology, robotics and machine vision, earning the Louis T. Rader Chairperson's Award for Best Capstone project.

Honoring Our Students' Academic Excellence

  • Mohamed Salah Ibrahim

    Mohamed Salah Ibrahim

    Louis T. Rader Graduate Research Award


    Recognizes the graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, work ethic and collegiality.

  • Nathan Hunter

    Nathan Hunter

    Louis T. Rader Chairperson's Award


    Recognizes the graduating fourth year who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, work ethic and collegiality.

  • Victoria Nilsson and Tyler Labiak

    Victoria Nilsson and Tyler Labiak

    Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Award for Excellence


    Presented to two fourth-year undergraduate students judged by the awards committee to have outstanding credentials including being ranked in the top 20% of their class, interest in communications and computers, and professional interests and activities.

  • Christopher Hamilton and Eleanor Ozer

    Christopher Hamilton and Eleanor Ozer

    James Miller Award


    This award recognizes outstanding third-year students in Electrical and Computer Engineering as judged by the faculty. The award is in honor of Dr. James Shannon Miller, Jr., who served our faculty from 1920 to 1970.

  • Abel Ressom and Mason Notz

    Abel Ressom and Mason Notz

    Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award


    Created by Professor Steve Wilson and his wife Lynanne to recognize the outstanding teaching assistants in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. With the unprecedented change in course delivery from in-person to virtual instruction, Ressom and Notz went above and beyond to provide support to faculty, staff and peers.

  • Our 4th Rodeo

    Our 4th Rodeo

    Louis T. Rader Chairperson's Award for Best Capstone


    Awarded to teammates Zachary Hicks, Noelle Law, Eleanor Ozer and Jason Ashley.

Recognizing the Academic Excellence of our Faculty