Duke MEMS Undergraduate Awards & Honors


Awarded to an outstanding senior for achievement in materials science or engineering

Raymond C. Gaugler
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Gaugler Award recognizes the senior who made the most progress in developing competence in materials science or materials engineering.

The basis for selection is scholarship record, research or design projects completed at Duke, and interest in a materials-related career.

The award was established by Patricia S. Pearsall in memory of her grandfather, who was president of American Cyanamid Company prior to his death in 1952.

Pi Tau Sigma Scholarship Award

Presented to an outstanding senior in memory of T.C. Heyward, Sr.

Pi Tau Sigma logo

The award is presented annually by the Duke chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, in memory of T.C. Heyward, Sr., to an outstanding senior in mechanical engineering.

Award selection is based on academic excellence, engineering ability, and leadership.

Recipient selection is made by a committee of engineering faculty.

Pi Tau Sigma is the national mechanical engineering honorary society.


Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Faculty Award

Recognizes academic achievement

The Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Faculty Award is presented annually in recognition of academic excellence to the graduating mechanical engineering senior who attained the highest level of achievement in all subjects.