Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

Photo of all of the award winners.

(Daniel: back row, second left. Niki: front row, second left)

Two CEC students received the 2014 Provost’s Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University’s intellectual environment. 

The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty. The award is given annually to students who have completed their third year at Miami (a minimum of 75 credit hours) and achieved academic excellence while making sustained and significant contributions to the intellectual climate of a department, an academic division or the campus. Students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship and certificate of recognition. 

The 2014 CEC recipients recognized are:

Daniel Ferriell, chemical engineering major, mathematics and paper engineering minor from Eaton. He has conducted research in tissue engineering with faculty mentor Amy Yousefi, Spooner Schallek Associate Professor of chemical, paper and biomedical engineering, for the past year. He has also been a member of Project High Flight since 2011. He was selected as a member of the College of Engineering and Computing’s Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute and has completed internships at Georgia Pacific and at Bullen Ultrasonic. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, a national honors engineering fraternity. He is also active in intramural sports and volunteers for Feed My Starving Children on campus. He was nominated by Yousefi and Shashi Lalvani of chemical, paper and biomedical engineering.

Nicole “Niki” Fisher, engineering management and business economics double major from Barberton. She is a founding member and the first president of Project High Flight. She participated in NASA’s RockOn program at NASA’s Wallops Launch Facility in summer 2012 and in summer 2013 was an intern for the Department of Defense at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She is a member of the club water ski team and Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed national service fraternity. She is a member of the university honors program. Fisher was nominated by Bob Setlock of engineering and computing, Tim Cameron of mechanical and manufacturing engineering and Olga Brezhneva of mathematics.