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Andrea Wingenroth and Andee Beierle were named the UAB Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Students of the Year, respectively, Tuesday night at the Engineering Council of Birmingham’s (ECOB) 62nd Annual Awards Banquet. The winners were chosen from among 13 nominees who were honored at the banquet.

Other nominees included:


  • Ranoah Holcomb, Biomedical Engineering
  • Logan Tuck, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
  • Zachary Chou, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Makaela Lynn Casper, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Students
  • Leslie Donoghue, Biomedical Engineering
  • Mostafa Jafarzadehfadaki, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
  • Orhun Vural, Computer Engineering
  • Renjith Rajan Pillai, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Parth Patel, Mechanical Engineering
  • Andee Beierle, Neuroengineering
  • Janice Metallo, Construction Engineering Management
  • Mathew Mattox, Advanced Safety Engineering Management

Wingenroth is a materials engineering major who has worked as a research assistant at the UAB Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) facility. She also has completed internships at McCarthy Building Companies and LOOP Aerospace. She is a recipient of the Blazer Gold Scholarship, the BE&K Engineering Excellence Scholarship and the Foundry Educational Foundation Scholarship. She has been named to the President’s List and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Mu and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies. 

Beierle is a graduate student in the Neuroengineering Ph.D. Program. She is a a recipient of a number of scholarships and financial awards, including the Blazer Graduate Research Fellowship, the Skogen-Hagenson Scholarship, the Olga Margaret Thompson Scholarship, the Blazer Gold Scholarship, and others.

She currently conducts research in the UAB Radiation Oncology Department and the Pediatric Surgery Department. She previously worked in the Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology and in the Iowa State University Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.

Outside of her UAB studies, she volunteers as the lead chemical engineer at Heart River Spirits. She also volunteers at community organizations such as Unless U and Big Brothers Big Sisters.