Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Presidential Scholars

  • Hannah G. Sargent - 2021

    Hannah is from Lewis Center, Ohio, and graduated from Olentangy Orange High School. At WMU, she is majoring in aerospace engineering, is a member of the Lee Honors College, and expects to graduate in May 2021. Hannah is also currently enrolled in the accelerated masters degree program for aerospace engineering. She is working on her honors thesis "Design of a Full-Scale Plant for Plastic Pyrolysis" and will defend it in spring 2021. Following graduation, she would like to secure a position at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Hannah is currently working in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society and volunteers with Bethany Christina Services, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, and the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Along with academic interests, she is an active student-athlete as a member of the Columbus Eagles, a semi-pro women's soccer team in central Ohio and the WMU Women' Varsity Soccer Team. During the 2018 season, she earned honors including the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team, College Sports Information Directors of American First-Team Academic All-District, Academic All-MAC Team, and MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete. Additionally, Hannah is one of two representatives on the WMU Diversity Task Force where teams work to bring awareness to social justice issues.

  • Hannah G. Sargent - 2020

    Hannah is from Lewis Center, Ohio, and graduated from Olentangy Orange High School. A member of WMU’s Lee Honors College, she is majoring in aerospace engineering and expects to graduate in April 2021. She plans to apply for the accelerated graduate degree program for aerospace engineering next semester to continue her education and plans to pursue a career with NASA. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society and volunteers as a refugee mentor with Bethany Christian Services. She is a member of the WMU women’s soccer team, earning honors that include MAC All-Freshman Team, CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District, Academic All-MAC Team, and MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete. She also volunteers with Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes and Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Hannah is also a member of the Columbus Eagles, a semi-professional women’s soccer team in central Ohio.

Previous Winners

Francisco Mendoza Berumen - 2019
Conner Knepley - 2018
Zachary Reinke - 2017
Matthew Baird - 2016
Aaron Dean - 2015
Stephen John - 2014
Brandon Lewis - 2013
Dionisio Del Orbe Henriquez - 2012
Erin Moore - 2011
Nicholas Pohl - 2010
Brian Doorlag - 2009
Roel Brusselmans - 2008
Andrew Hovingh - 2007
Aaron Rimpel - 2006
Mary Beth Greendonner - 2005