Texas Instruments rep earns 2017 Dean's Meritorious Service to Students Award

Posted: June 29, 2017

An industry representative was awarded the College of Engineering’s 2017 Dean’s Meritorious Service to Students Award for her work supporting students at The Ohio State University.

Cathy Wicks, University Program Manager at Texas Instruments (TI), was honored at the annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards Banquet for her ongoing commitment to serving Ohio State students in many ways, most notably by co-sponsoring the 24-hour Make-A-Thon.

That year’s Make-A-Thon was presented by the Electronics Club at Ohio State under the group OHI/O, Ohio State's Hackathon Program. AwareAbility, a company that develops wireless sensing devices, hopped on board as a co-sponsor, serving as a mentor and providing technical assistance to students during the event. The hackathon theme focused on TI technology, which AwareAbility uses in its trade.

Wick’s involvement was also an opportunity for Ti representatives to scope out potential interns while the students learned and built relevant technology.

According to the College of Engineering awards committee, this is just one of the ways Wicks has opened doors for Ohio State students through fun and educational campus events.

The Dean’s Meritorious Service to Students Award requires the recipient be a member from outside the Ohio State community, who demonstrates exemplary service to students from the College of Engineering and/or Knowlton School of Architecture, and provides support to these students through classroom presentations, guidance and even opportunities to secure internships, co-ops, scholarships, with support to student organizations and activities.

For more information on the nomination process and past recipients, click here

Story by ECE Student Public Relations Writer, Ravleen Kaur