Discovery Centre Director Alan Steele and Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin presented nine undergraduate Carleton students with Provost Scholar Awards on Monday, April 8.

Funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and administered by the Discovery Centre for Undergraduate Research and Engagement, the Provost Scholar Award recognizes exceptional student accomplishments.

The Provost Scholar Award is valued at $1,000 and is given to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in research, community engagement, immersive learning and/or international activities.

The Peter J. Ricketts Outstanding Provost Scholar Award was established this year and is given to an outstanding recipient of the Provost Scholar Award. The award is named for Peter J. Ricketts, who served as the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton for eight years. The inaugural Peter J. Ricketts Outstanding Provost Scholar Award, worth an additional $1,000, was presented to Mohamed Hozayen.

Faculty of Engineering and Design Winners

MacKenzie Brannen

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin presents a Provost Scholar Award to MacKenzie BrannenMacKenzie is a third-year Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering student. She has been working as an I-CUREUS student and she plans to rejoin Prof. Oren Petel’s lab in Summer 2019 as an NSERC USRA. MacKenzie is now working on her own research project, which has been integral to many aspects of the lab’s operation. She is currently involved in writing a manuscript for submission to the Nature Communications journal covering our cutting-edge research into helmet performance and concussion evaluation. This level of contribution to lab research is highly unusual for an undergraduate student and speaks to MacKenzie’s qualities as a developing researcher. MacKenzie raised money to subsidize youth outdoor education programs in 2017 and has volunteered on campus to offer peer support. MacKenzie has proven herself to be a dependable and diligent researcher.

Mohamed Hozayen

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin presents a Provost Scholar Award to Mohamed HozayenMohamed is a fourth-year Computer Systems Engineering student who has been on the Dean’s Honour List since 2015 and has engaged in undergraduate research through an NSERC USRA and through the I-CUREUS program since 2016. His research experience has led to four publications, including one journal paper in the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, and two conference papers in the IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications. It is extremely rare for an undergraduate student to have this many published papers, especially including an IEEE transactions paper. He also contributed as an instructor for an Enrichment Mini-Courses Program offering on biomedical engineering in 2017. Last year, Mohamed was selected to represent Carleton at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Oklahoma City and received the Manimaran Kanagasabapathy Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an outstanding Computer Systems Engineering student. Mohamed is also a student athlete for the Raven’s competitive rugby team and a notetaker volunteer for the Paul Menton Centre. He worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for the City of Ottawa for two years. Mohamed is an all-star student who is described as enthusiastic, honest, dependable, detail oriented, the perfect employee and a team player.

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