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Top Student Awards Unveiled

SOCORRO, N.M. May 17, 2013 - Every year New Mexico Tech presents two awards for graduate students - the Langmuir Award and the Founders Award and three awards for undergraduation students - the Brown Award and two Cramer Awards.

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The Cramer Awards were established to honor Tom Cramer, an engineer and a member of the Tech Board of Regents for 26 years. They are awarded to the male and female seniors graduating in engineering who rank highest in scholarship. Each recipient receives a certificate and a two hundred dollar prize.

Kalyn Jones, Cramer Award winner

Kalyn Jones accepts the Cramer Award as the top female engineering student in the Class of 2013 from Dr. Daniel H. Lopez.

Jones graduated with her bachelor's in electrical engineering, maintained a 4.0 GPA and is finishing in four years.

A graduate of Cloudcroft High School, Jones first came our campus as a member of her high school's Science Olympiad team. She lead her team to a fourth place finish, well ahead of much larger and better funded high schools. As a senior, she was among the top scorers and earned a special scholarship.

Since coming to Tech she has volunteered for Science Olympiad each year and has supervised one of the competitive events for the past three years.

All her professors have high praise for Kalyn's academic ability, her work ethic and her willingness to help others. Her senior design project was "Data-Logger Triggering System for Acoustic Monitoring of Lightning."

She worked as a lab assistant as a sophomore and completed two summer internships at Holloman Air Force Base. She earned a SMART scholarship thanks to her work at Holloman, where she will begin work later this summer.

She is an officer of the student chapter of the IEEE, and has worked as a peer facilitator and tutor at the Center for Student Success on campus. Her supervisor Elaine Debrine-Howell said Kalyn is the main reason that many of her fellow Techies passed their classes - thanks to her tutoring. Kalyn has also volunteered to give presentations to prospective students during special recruiting events.

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By Thomas Guengerich/New Mexico Tech