Robert Jewett Award

To a junior in General Engineering with outstanding leadership qualities.

Professor Emeritus Robert Jewett taught in the Department of General Engineering from 1953 to 1976. While in the Department he taught engineering graphics, the history of engineering, and the senior project design course. He was well liked by his students, fellow faculty, and staff, and is remembered for his influence in technical, professional and personal development. Before coming to Illinois, he had worked as an engineer in industry for nearly 20 years. While here, he was active far beyond his traditional classroom duties--pioneering the use of instructional television, advising many student groups, and even playing in the band. In 1972, he received the Illinois Award for “exceptional contribution to the engineering profession” from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. Professor Jewett established the Robert Jewett Award Fund in 1997 to recognize a junior student with outstanding leadership qualities.

Past Recipients of the Award

Taylor Calcagno
2018 Shaan Bhakta
2017 Andrew Xu
2016 Peter Wen
2015 Nicholas Balko
2014 Kovas Kulbis
Bridget Rose
Nuttida (Pim) Vanasin
2013 Christopher C. Chandler
2012 Erich Korosec
2011 Alisha Gryniewicz
2010 Patrick Shanley
2009 Eric Berthene
2008 Christopher B. Knowlton
2007 Megan O'Connell
2006 Margaret (Peggy) Spinato
2005 Danielle Lasater
2004 Karen E. Czarnecki
2003 Katrina M. Appell
2002 Bradley J. Gillette
2001 Andrew C. Vaughn
2000  Kelly Birdwell
1999 Lindsay A. Krussow
1998 Christa Fuhrhop
1997 Sarah Beckman