For her outstanding leadership, dedication and service to students and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lindsay Walter, B.S. 2018, is the recipient of the Student Leader of the Year Award.

Lindsay has been very involved in the department not only academically, but as a student researcher, as a student leader of the Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee (USAC), and as a student representative on the department Curriculum Committee. To help illustrate her leadership, it is noteworthy that she went above and beyond expectations by creating a rating system to evaluate student technical elective petitions as well as helped evaluate petitions. Additionally, she presented tips to students on how to apply to graduate school and for National Science Foundation funding.

Associate professor Meredith Metzger said, “Lindsay’s work ethic, dedication, persistence, creative ability, and academic potential, are traits that make her the top undergraduate student over the past 12 years that I have had the pleasure of teaching and supervising.”

“Lindsay is a true champion and leader for undergraduates,” said associate professor Mark Minor. “Her hard work on the Curriculum Committee was greatly appreciated. Of note was her role in creating the department academic integrity policy and her help gathering student feedback about emphasis areas.”

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Debra Mascaro added, “Lindsay is an excellent role model for women in engineering and STEM fields in general. We’re especially excited that she will be starting her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering this fall. Congratulations Lindsay!”