Award for Academic Excellence: Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Seeing how a lack of running water and no access to electricity contributed to the poverty in his village in Ethiopia sparked Mohammed Mohammed's curiosity about engineering.
"I quickly understood that engineering not only had the power to resolve minute nuisances like losing an Internet connection but also major crises like the lack of basic infrastructure," said Mohammed. "The realization that engineering had the ability to change the very lives of people and my strong desire to do so ignited my passion for it and motivated me to pursue it as a major."
In addition to compiling an impressive academic record at the University of Georgia, Mohammed has gained valuable experience outside the classroom by serving intenships with two of the top engineering firms in Georgia, Burns & McDonnell and Jordan & Skala. He also has served as the lab chair for the Heterogeneous Robotics Research Lab. The lab's research focuses on innovation in low-cost, open, intuitive learning and educational methodologies for teaching robotics and related subjects.
Mohammed's contributions to the College of Engineering including serving as an Engineering Student Ambassador. In addition, he's served in leadership roles in the College's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and the College's chapter of IEEE.
The College of Engineering Undergraduate Awards for Academic Excellence recognize one senior student from each degree program who has demonstrated exemplary performance in upper-level engineering coursework.