Student Earns Chemical Engineering Award

Florida Tech Student Earns Chemical Engineering Award

MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology’s recent annual Honors Convocation, Nicholas M. Milano earned the 2010 Donald R. Mason Award. It is presented annually to the outstanding senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Milano, who graduates in May, received faculty honors at commencement for his 4.0, or perfect, grade point average.

His numerous Florida Tech honors include membership in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He has been active in the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and served as E-Week representative during the 2008-2009 academic year. He also was a member of the Florida Tech team that participated in the national “ChemE-Car” competition (an alternative fuel design competition) in Nashville, Tenn., in November 2009.

Milano has been a student assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering for the last two years. He is currently pursuing undergraduate research in the area of transport phenomena in fuel cells and plans to enter the graduate program in Chemical Engineering at Florida Tech beginning this fall.

A resident of Lynn Haven, Fla., Milano graduated from J.R. Arnold High School in 2005.

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