Trevor Devine, a senior in chemical and petroleum engineering, was awarded the Swanson School of Engineering’s George Washington Prize.
“Since 1880 the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has been uniting professionals who build the world around us and advance the human condition, and we are proud of our faculty and students who have been recognized by this historic organization,” said James R. Martin II, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering.
The George Washington Prize, founded in 2008, honors the first president of the United States and the country’s first engineer. Its mission is to reinforce the importance of engineering and technology in society, and enhance the visibility of the profession across the Swanson School’s engineering disciplines. The annual award recognizes Pitt seniors who display outstanding leadership, scholarship and performance as determined by a committee of eight professional engineers and Swanson School faculty. Winners receive a $2,500 Dean’s Fellowship and award plaque. An additional $7,500 is awarded if the winner attends graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh.
The George Washington Prize finalists include McKenzie Sicke and Timothy Wroge. Semi-finalists include Katherine Dunkelberger, Chloe Feast and Alexander Short.