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Chemical engineering students win national Tau Beta Pi scholarships

 | Jul 24, 2019
Tau Beta Pi Scholarships

Chemical engineering students win national Tau Beta Pi scholarships

Jul 24, 2019

Two senior chemical engineering students have been awarded scholarships by Tau Beta Pi, the nation’s second-oldest engineering honors society.

Lukas Johansson and Mahmoud Ramadan will each receive $2,000 for the upcoming school year, in recognition of their academic excellence, leadership and future promise as engineers.

“It's very exciting to have two Tau Beta Pi scholarship awardees from the Russ College,” said Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Monica Burdick, who advises Ohio University’s student chapter of Tau Beta Pi. “To be recognized at the national level for their accomplishments is quite a feat, as Tau Beta Pi members are usually high achievers in areas beyond the academics that help get them elected to the honors society.”

Ramadan, who recently also was named a national Goldwater Scholar, received the Stabile Scholarship, named for the late engineer Vincent A. Stabile. Ramadan said he hopes the scholarship will help him manage the cost of applying to graduate school.

Johansson, who will serve as president of the student chapter this fall, received the Dodson Scholarship, sponsored by the late mechanical engineer Charles R. Dodson. Johansson is helping plan this year’s national convention, which OHIO will host in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with chapters at Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University.

“This award is an honor. It means that I’m able to stand out among my peers on a national competition level,” said Johansson. “Tau Beta Pi has been a wonderful opportunity, and has allowed me to engage in a much larger engineering network than I realized existed before now.”