2012 - 2013 Award Winners]
[STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR]
Engineers with Mission
The Student Organization of the Year award is determined through an organizational commitment to their purpose, partnership within the Baylor and Waco communities, as well as a demonstrated effort of service acts and programs. This year, Engineers with a Mission was honored as Student Organization of the Year due to their ongoing activity in each of these areas. Engineers with a Mission exists to educate and motivate engineers students regarding the use of culturally and economically appropriate technologies to assist the globally poor in the name of Christ.
In 2012-2013, Engineers with a Mission tutored at the Rapoport School, constructed a windmill at the World Hunger Relief Farm, built a poverty simulation during Justice Week, and worked with Texas Instruments to develop a solar battery charging system. They will also be heading to Haiti over the summer break to implement some solar energy solutions and share the love of Christ.
Congratulations to the members of Engineers with a Mission on your hard work and accomplishments this year!
[OUTSTANDING NEW ORGANIZATION]
Baylor University Student Chapter of the Society of Toxicology & Environmental Chemistry
The Baylor University Student Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is an organization to encourage dialogue, cooperation, and collaboration between students and faculty who share environmental interests. In Summer 2012, Baylor hosted the South Regional SETAC's annual meeting. Many of the BU SETAC members presented their own scientific work. On a national level, the organization also received a grant to fund local projects in the Waco community.
Congratulations to the Baylor University Student Chapter of SETAC for their outstanding work in the short time they have been chartered!
[ADVISOR OF THE YEAR]
Dr. Lisa Baker, SIGHT & Brian Thomas, Engineers with a Mission
The advisor of the year is awarded based on his or her demonstrated commitment to his or her student organization. This commitment can come through the form of meaningful contributions of time, energy, service, and resources as well as a promotion of academic and extracurricular excellence to the students they work alongside.
The 2012-2013 Advisor of the Year award was presented to Dr. Lisa Baker, the advisor of Students Interested in Global Health Today (SIGHT). An excerpt from the nomination letter reads:
"[Dr. Baker] is the greatest mentor, advisor, an co-founder we could have ever asked for. Dr. Baker continues to amaze us as a person of profound grace and humility in addition to being a person who is both supportive and inspiring."
The 2012-2013 Advisor of the Year award was also presented to Mr. Brian Thomas, the advisor for Engineers with a Mission. An excerpt from his nomination letter reads:
"Professor Thomas should be selected because his faculty leadership is truly selfless and an embodiment of the Body of Christ. Since the inception of Engineers with a Mission, he has pursued success of the organization with an unparalleled and steadfast motivation for service"
Congratulations to both Dr. Lisa Baker and Mr. Brian Thomas on a productive and successful year!