Brown University School of Engineering

Student Awards

The School of Engineering currently has the following prizes and premiums which can be awarded to undergraduate students.

The Outstanding Senior Award has been established by the School of Engineering to be awarded annually to that senior in each concentration who has shown outstanding achievement in his/her field. (Awarded in each area: Biomedical, Chemical and Biochemical, Civil, Computer , Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, AB and Engineering-Physics)
Amount of Award/Prize: $100.00
Nominations are due March 31.

The Joseph Kestin Award of Excellence to be awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate student in the field of Thermodynamics. 
Amount of Award/Prize:  $250.00
Nominations are due March 31. 



The Joseph J. Loferski Award to be awarded to a senior who shows exceptional promise for a career in solar electricity. 
Amount of Award/Prize:  $750.00
Nominations are due March 31. 



The 
George H. Main ’45 Fund,  established by gifts of the family and friends of George H. Main, Class of 1945, provides for a premium to be awarded annually to that senior in engineering who is distinguished by his/her diligence and devotion to studies rather than for high grades and who holds promise of success in his/her field. 
Amount of Award/Prize:  $850.00
Nominations are due March 31. 

The Domenico A. Ionata Fund, established by gifts of the family of Domenico A. Ionata, Class of 1926, provides for a premium to be awarded annually to that senior concentrating in engineering who demonstrates an unusual degree creativity and imagination in an independent study project. 
Amount of Award/Prize:  $2,550.00
Nominations are due March 31. 

The DiMase Summer Internship is a merit based internship for 10 weeks of research. The DiMase family has endowed an annual summer internship for an engineering undergraduate junior who is especially motivated to acquire research skills during the summer months. A report of the student’s work must be submitted to the Dean of Engineering by the start of the new academic year. Please be advised that this internship can be shared between two equally rated candidates. In this case, one half of each internship stipend would be borne by the DiMase endowment, the other half would be charged to applicable research funds. 
Students who will hold a summer UTRA are not eligible for the DiMase award.  If selected, winners will be asked to choose one. 
Amount of Award/Prize:  $7,000.00 
Nominations are due March 31. 

The Maurice R. Seguin stipend for international students in engineering is available to support an undergraduate research project during winter break. This award provides $1000 to the student. 
Amount of Award/Prize:  $1,000.00 
Nominations are due November 15.

Doris M. and Norman T. Halpin Prize Fund
for Senior Capstone Project

Thanks to the generosity of Doris M. and Norman T. Halpin, the School ofEngineering will award seed funding and prize money to support one innovative and interdisciplinary senior capstone design project. A highly deserving student will be awarded a $750 cash prize for an innovative senior capstone design project. In addition, the student and research faculty advisor will receive up to $2500 in funding to support the project.
Please submit a nomination letter highlighting the student's record and accomplishments and affinity for interdisciplinary thought. Include a short budget statement for use of funds (the budget can include up to $500 to support student travel to a conference to present his/her results. The remaining funds shall be used to support the project (supplies, components, user fees). Since the student is receiving prize money, the budget can not include student salary.
Amount of Award/Prize: $750.00 cash prize and up to $2500.00 in funding to support the project.
Nominations are due September 26.