MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology’s recent Honors Convocation, Dominic Casali earned the 2011 Donald R. Mason Award. It is presented annually to the outstanding senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Casali, who graduated in May, received Faculty Honors at commencement for his 4.0, or perfect, grade point average.
Casali earned many awards during his time at the university. He was a Distinguished Student Scholar; on the Dean’s List all four years; received the John and Martha Hartley Scholarship and the Northrop Grumman Scholarship; was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He also belonged to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and served as treasurer and vice president of the Florida Tech AIChE student chapter.
Casali participated in undergraduate research, including summer work on computer simulation algorithms for lithium-ion battery management systems at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He will begin his doctorate studies there this fall.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Fla., Casali graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School in 2007.