Chemical engineering student May Shek recently received the 2002 Wilbur L. and Judy L. Meier Outstanding Senior Award for her scholastic qualities and dedicated involvement in the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Shek received a plaque honoring her accomplishments as well as a monetary award.
"The University of Houston has treated me well and I'm grateful for that," Shek said. "I would like to thank the faculty, my colleagues, and most of all my family for supporting me."
Shek, who will graduate next month, is president of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honors Society. She also serves as treasurer of the Chemical Engineering Honors Society, publicist for the National Freshman Honors Society, and secretary of the Engineering Ambassadors, a program that promotes and recruits students for the Cullen College of Engineering. She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers.
As a freshman, Shek was named the Outstanding First Year Honors Student; as a junior, she was named the Chemical Engineering Outstanding Junior. She also earned numerous other awards throughout her studies at the UH, including being named a Tau Beta Pi Scholar and the Dow Outstanding Junior Award Scholarship and Internship. She received eight scholarships, including ones from British Petroleum and the UH Scholar Research Program.
More recently, Shek worked as a summer intern at the Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. Previously, she was a research assistant in the UH Department of Chemical Engineering and a teaching assistant in the UH Scholar Enrichment Program, helping other students to excel in their chemical engineering classes.