School of Engineering Students Honored at Chancellor’s Gala

Youssef Al Fahham (left) and Ryan Wright (right) along with Alicia Shah, professional advisor, transfer students.

School of Engineering students Youssef Al Fahham and Ryan Wright were honored for their remarkable contributions to the Rutgers community at the Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala on May 3.

Fahham (CEE‘17) was awarded the Chancellors Leadership Award, which recognizes graduating seniors “who exemplify excellence and truly embody a commitment to leadership and involvement on campus and/or in the community,” according to the university. Fahham serves as president for the Rutgers chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Works Association—the latter of which he established on campus. His other involvements include Engineers Without Borders, the ASCE Steel Bridge Team, and the Civil Engineering Honor Society, Chi Epsilon.

Wright (MAE’17) was awarded the Revolutionary Award—honoring students for “creativity, originality, ingenuity, and/or resourcefulness in addressing local and global issues.” The award recognized Wright for his role as co-founder and co-president of the Rutgers Chapter of “Engineering the Mind and Body,” which strives to engage students in physical activity to improve their classroom performance.

Both Fahham and Wright also serve as engineering peer mentors for the Transfer Integration Program.