Nina Welding | May 23, 2017
The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the Reverend Thomas A. Steiner Award. They, like the namesake of the award, will no doubt have a great impact on their individual fields and the lives of those with whom they come in contact.
The six recipients of the 2017 Reverend Thomas A. Steiner Award are Julia Butterfield, Tessa Clarizio, David Mattia, Alexander Rosner, Paul Rudnicki, and Michael Thompson. These seniors are being recognized for their all-around excellence, their commitment to engineering, and to the common good while undergraduates at Notre Dame.
This year’s honorees will be pursuing a variety of dreams after graduation that will keep them as engaged in engineering pursuits as they were during their undergraduate careers in the College of Engineering.
A mechanical engineering major from Sacramento, Calif., Butterfield found her niche within mechanical engineering through a course called Kinematics of Human Motion, which sparked her interest in biomechanics and human kinematics. She will be pursuing a doctorate in mechanical engineering with a focus on biomechanics at Stanford University this fall.