This year’s departmental convocation ceremonies switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions, hosting celebrations that were as unique as the class they honored.
Members of the class of 2020 conducted research on aircraft design, water quality and the science of soundwaves. They built canoes out of concrete. They worked to make mines safer, biomedical devices more efficient, and our world more sustainable. They mentored classmates and competed in national competitions. At the ceremonies, the college honored an outstanding graduating senior from each of its 15 majors.
This year's outstanding senior in industrial engineering is Abdullah Al-Battashi, who was previously a team member for the Design Thinking Challenge where he designed behavioral campaigns to raise energy consumption awareness across campus. Al-Battashi has also volunteered for over 30 hours as a photographer for the Muslim Students Association.