This award is given by the alumni association to a student for his or her efforts in strengthening the CSMAA or one who embodies the spirit of the CSMAA.
Aman, Zachary '09, MS '11, PhD '12 (2009)
Zach Aman is a graduate student studying chemical engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He graduated with a BS in chemical engineering and a minor in public affairs from the Guy T. McBride Honors Program. Zach’s research is focused on hydrates and flow assurance. The former editor-in-chief of the Oredigger newspaper, Zach sought to reposition the organization for long-term success through a ground-up structural redesign, development of cross-functional teams, implementation of a strategic five-year plan and utilization of comprehensive standards for personnel and content excellence. As editor of the Oredigger, Zach was approached by the New York Times to represent one of just 13 colleges/universities as a blogger during the 2008 pre-election presidential debates. He assembled an expert panel of students to best represent the school in the intense media spotlight. Zach organized an impressive Leadership Summit on campus in 2008 and helped to expand the scope and reach of the summit in September 2009. Zach also served as the student representative on the CSMAA board for 2008-09. He would like to pursue a career in business leadership within the engineering and applied science fields.
Dewey, Oliver '12 (2012)
Oliver Dewey graduated with a degree in chemical and biochemical engineering and also received a minor in public affairs through the McBride Honors program; in the summer of 2011 he traveled to South Africa as part of that program. Though he was born in Houston and is a resident of Port Orchard, Wash., he intends to stay in Colorado for as long as possible. At Mines, Oliver has worked for the alumni association and Mines magazine. He was actively involved in student life: He was president of the Mines Activities Council, treasurer of ASCSM (Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines), and a member of Student Government and Tau Beta Pi. He will be joining Anheuser-Busch as a group manager at the Fort Collins brewery in June.
Segura, Brandon '06 (2006)