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Congratulations Class of 2021!

Message from the Chair


Stony Brook University

Civil Engineering

Class of  2021


 Doctor of Philosophy


Kevin Flora                           Erdinc Sogut


Master of Science

Alexander Chow

Kyle Kern

Anthony Stanco

Joseph Woltering

Bachelor of Engineering

Rheo Kate Aguilar

Michele Chen

Eduardo Guzman

Avery Mack *

Armand Pineiro ‡

Kumil Ali

Austin Derosa

Noor Hamdan

Aaron Mairzadeh

Pamela Raphael *

Lucas Annink †

Joshua Devaraj †

Mohammad Hassan

Hayley Maltese

Daniel Ruiz ‡

Meharin Arzu

James Diprima †

Michael Incardona †

Hugo Mandraccia

Muhammad Safdar

Haseeb Azhar *

Henry Gao

Syed Islam

Genneil Martin

Robert Seamen

Lauren Brennan

Zane Gibbs *

Sichen Ke

John McGetrick

Corinne Testa

Awaiss Butt *

Zachary Goldman

Chrisanthi Kourouklis

Ayman Moitatchiou

Julie Truncali *

Eddie Cai 

Brahim Gomez

Nicole Kusztykiewicz

Jennifer Moy

Julianne Tung *

Claire Cassidy *

Gary Thomas Grant †

Alex Li

Jeffrey Ng

Jingwei Wang

Bryan Yap Chan

Yifan Guan

Karen Lopez- Mardrid

Stephen Okolowich *

Michael Worsley

Honors Key

‡ Summa Cum Laude † Magna Cum Laude       * Cum Laude     


2021 Student Awards



New York State Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of NY (ACEC) Jaros, Baum & Bolles Scholarship 

To promote the civil engineering profession, award outstanding students, and help New York retain promising young talent, ACEC New York administers a statewide scholarship program. Since the program’s inception in 2002, the council has awarded $915,500 collectively to 325 high-achieving engineering students attending New York State colleges and universities. One Stony Brook student won this award for 2020:

Michele Chen

WTS International - Greater New York Chapter Susan Miszkowicz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Since 1977, WTS International, then called Women’s Transportation Seminar, has focused on promoting the advancement of women in the transportation industry. The Susan Miszkowicz Scholarship is awarded to encourage bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation and related fields. For 2019, one Stony Brook student received this award:

Michele Chen


Stony Brook University Awards

Othmar Ammann Scholarship 

The Othmar Ammann Scholarship in Civil Engineering was established in memory of Othmar Ammann (1879-1965). Mr. Ammann was a prominent civil engineer in New York City and is best known for his accomplishments in the field of bridge-design engineering. This award was established soon after the Civil Engineering Program began at Stony Brook University in 2012 and is one of the most prestigious awards given to civil engineers at the university level.

Julie Truncali, 2020

Lucas Annink and Noor Hamdan, 2021

Undergraduate Recognition Award

Academic Excellence

Students who receive an Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence Award have a 3.4 or higher GPA and have achieved academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom experience.

Daniel Ruiz

Evan R. Liblit Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Studies and Waste Management 

In 1997, Stony Brook University recognized Dr. Evan Liblit’s contributions to solid waste management and recycling, and established a memorial scholarship in his name. Dr. Liblit was a scholar in SoMAS and the award is part of an endowment established in his honor.

Noor Hamdan

Jeffrey Eng Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students studying any area of environmental sciences at Stony Brook University. Awardees demonstrate academic excellence and future academic success. 

Noor Hamdan


Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (SUNY LSAMP) Scholarship

Stony Brook University is the project headquarters and the lead institution of the State University of New York Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. SUNY LSAMP is funded to increase the number of underrepresented minorities (African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian Native, and Native Pacific Islander) who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The LSAMP program is especially interested in high-achieving students who intend to pursue post-baccalaureate studies in science or mathematics and bachelor degrees in engineering. SUNY LSAMP and Stony Brook LSAMP are funded by the National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Development, and administered through the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University.

Daniel Ruiz

National Engaged Leader Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success

This award (formerly the National Excellence in Leadership Certificate) is presented to members who go above and beyond the steps for membership, and is distributed by the advisor at the chapter induction ceremony.

Pamela Raphael 





Department of Civil Engineering Awards

Academic Excellence Award

The Academic Excellence Award is generally awarded to a graduating civil engineering student who has obtained the highest cumulative GPA; however, a student who has a second major and minors, relevant research and internship(s), and held leadership roles in program-related CEAS professional societies and honor societies may also be considered.

Daniel Ruiz





Student Award of Honor

Award of Honor Certificates are given to the top 5% (by GPA) of all graduating students (among BE, MS and PhD candidates) or for outstanding achievement (e.g., second majors, research accomplishments) and/or dedication (i.e., service) to the department and CEAS.               

Joshua Devaraj

 Armand Pineiro


Kevin Flora

Kyle Kern

Joseph Woltering


The Civil Engineering Gateway Fellowship

This award is given to outstanding undergraduate students in their final year of study who want to pursue a MS degree in Civil Engineering at Stony Brook. The Gateway Fellowship award is both a scholarship to be applied towards graduate tuition and an opportunity for students to link their graduate education with industry experience. 

Lucas Annink

Daniel Ruiz

Best Senior Design Report

The senior design project is a capstone experience that every civil engineer must complete to graduate. This year, the awards committee wanted to recognize the best senior design report. For their project "Design of Stormwater Pump Stations for Good Samaritan Hospital", the inaugural award is presented to:

Awaiss Butt        Brahim Gomez    Mohammad Hassan
John McGetrick    Daniel Ruiz Michael Worsley

Harold Walker Hard Hat Award

This award was established in 2018 to honor the inaugural chair of the Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Harold Walker, a premiere researcher in the field of Environmental Engineering and respected educator. The winner of this award brings determination, hard work and dedication to push the field of Environmental Engineering forward.

Noor Hamdan


Banner Bearer

The Banner Bearer for the Department of Civil Engineering at the CEAS Convocation is awarded to a graduating student who has contributed significantly to the CEAS through leadership (e.g., ASCE) and/or academic excellence and who should be honored as a procession leader by carrying our department's banner for the CEAS Convocation.

Pamela Raphael



Recognizing Student Leaders


ASCE Vice President

ASCE Treasurer

ASCE Art Director

ASCE Event Coordinator

John McGetrick
Pamela Raphael
Rheo Kate Aguilar
Bryan Chan
John M Pamela R Rheo Bryan C


Project Manager


Design Captain

ASCE Structural

Design Captain

Crew Club


Armand Pineiro
Corinne Testa
Josh Devaraj
Haley Maltese
Josh Devaraj

Crew Club

Equipment Manager

National Society of  Black Engineers (NSBE)



Public Relations Officer

Society of Women Engineers


Gary Grant
Ayman Moitatchiou
Genneil Martin
Julie Truncali
Julie T

Class Highlights

  • Michele Chen
    Dean's List (FA '17, SP '18, FA' 18, FA'19, SP '20, and FA '20) 2020 American Council of Engineering Companies of NY - Jaros, Baum & Bolles Scholarship, 2019 WTS International ScholarshipAfter Graduation: Pursue my MS Degree in the Structural Mechanics and Materials Engineering, M.Eng. Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.

    "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

    - Vincent van Gogh

  • Brahim Gomez
    Dean's List (SP '19 and SP '20)2021 Best Senior Design Report After Graduation: Working for TF Engineering.

    "Don’t lose sight of the gold, but enjoy your life.”

    - Ed Sullivan 

  • Gary Grant
    Gary Grant
    Magna Cum Laude and Dean's List (FA '16, SP '17, FA '17, SP '18, FA '18, SP '19, FA '19, SP '20, and FA '20)2018 - 2021 SBU Crew Club Equipment ManagerAfter Graduation: Move into the engineering workforce while concurrently obtaining a master's degree in civil engineering and ultimately striving to earn my PE license.

    "Be the Beam."

    - Rigoberto Burgueño

  • Noor Hamdan
    Dean's List (FA '17, SP '18, FA '18, SP '19, FA '19, SP '20, and FA '20)2021 Othmar Ammann Scholar, 2021 Jeffrey Eng Scholar, 2021 Harold Walker Hard Hat Winner, 2021 URECA Presenter and 2020 Evan R. Liblit Scholar; Undergraduate Researcher for Drs. Carrie McDonough, Larry Swanson, Frank Roethel, and Dr. David Taylor; BE/MS Accelerated Program ParticipantAfter Graduation: Pursue my M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University.

    "Nothing is harder on the souls than the smell of dream while they're evaporating"

    - Mahmoud Darwish

  • Genneil Martin
    Dean's List, Spring 2020 Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program: Summer Program and Mentor 2019-2021, National Society of Leadership & Success, SBU Cadence Step Team: 2019-2021 President, 2019 PR Officer, National Society of Black Engineers, 2019 PR Officer, and Hairitage PR Officer, 2019-2021After Graduation: Prepare for Assistant Project Manager position

    "By the grace of God, this is only the beginning and for that I am proud."

    - Genneil Martin

  • Pamela Raphael
    Pamela Raphael
    Cum Laude and Dean's List (SP '18, FA '18,  SP '19, FA '19, SP '20, and FA '20), Banner Bearer for Civil Engineering at Convocation, and National Engaged Leader Award-NSLS, ASCE SBU Chapter: 2019-2020 Concrete Canoe Structural Captain and 2020-2021 TreasurerAfter Graduation: Start my career as a Staff Engineer with PW Grosser Consulting.


    "Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it."

    - Sir Henry Royce

  • Daniel Ruiz
    Daniel R
    Summa Cum Laude and Dean's List (FA '17, FA '18, SP '19, FA '19, SP '20, and FA '20)2021 SBU Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence, 2021 Civil Engineering Gateway Fellowship Scholar, 2021 Department of Civil Engineering Academic Excellence Award, 2021 Best Senior Design Award, Honor Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (SUNY LSAMP) Scholarship, and 2017 RMHC/HACER Scholar; BE/MS Accelerated Program ParticipantAfter Graduation: Pursue my M.S Degree in Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University.

    "We rather continue our repetitive lives / in a world of chaos hidden from our eyes / does not mean we should live in lies / because we are scared of what may arise"

    - Daniel Ruiz

  • Julie Truncali
    Julie Truncali
    Cum Laude and Dean's List (FA '17, SP '18, FA '19, and SP '20)2020 Othmar Amman Scholar and 2019 NY State Association of Transportation Engieers Scholarship winner; 2020-2021 President, Society of Women EngineersAfter Graduation: Begin working as a Construction Project Engineer at Jacobs Engineering in Ulster County, NY. Thank you to my family, friends, and mentors for all of your support!

    “Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it.”

    - Dana Scully

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Civil Engineering Class of 2021