Engineering Student Receives Lasallian Fellows Award


Fellows (l-r): Anna Birg, Madeline Faber, Julia Kueter, fellowship donors Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup, Rebekah Herrman and Phyo Aung

Congratulations to Phyo Thoon Htet Aung (Civil Engineering ’14) who is a recipient of the 2014 Lasallian Fellows Award. Students are nominated by a member of the CBU faculty and staff because of their commitment to the underserved, sensitivity to social and community needs, active nature of their faith, and creation of a difference in the world and lives of others. Five members of the senior class are chosen based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership and service. They are awarded $5,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The CBU Lasallian Fellows Awards are made possible by a generous donation from CBU Board of Trustee Joyce A. Mollerup and her husband Bob Buckman.

Phyo Aung, a Civil Engineering major with a certificate in Packaging, arrived at CBU in August of 2010 from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, formally known as Burma.  She has coauthored five articles that were published in Mid-South Engineering and Sciences Conferences, The International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, and The International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology. She worked as a quality control lab intern at APAC-Tennessee, gaining experience in construction materials testing. At CBU, she serves as treasurer of the Society of Women Engineers, vice-president of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Intercultural Club. She is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, Engineering Scholarship, and placed First in the Mystery Event at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASME) Deep South Conference in 2010. She has been instrumental in the creation and activities of the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium and has also assisted in many high school engineering workshops.