Vermont Tech Students Honored at Engineers Week Banquet

25 Feb 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Three Vermont Tech students were celebrated at the annual Engineers Week 2014 banquet at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington, Vt. on Friday, February 21 for their academic achievements in the college’s engineering program. Liz Dye, a Computer Engineering Technology student, was recognized as Vermont Tech Technician of the Year and Dave Cacciamani, an Architectural Engineering Technology student, was recognized as Vermont Tech Engineer of the Year. Also acknowledged at the banquet was Dylan Degree, an Electromechanical Engineering Technology student, who was awarded a Vermont Society of Engineers scholarship. High-achieving engineering students from across the state were honored at the banquet and former Vermont Governor James Douglas presented at the gathering, sharing his thoughts on the future of engineering in the state.

“Engineers make up an important part of Vermont’s workforce and we are proud to recognize the notable achievements of Liz Dye, Dave Cacciamani and Dylan Degree,” said President of Vermont Tech Dr. Phil Conroy. “It is their hard work and dedication that ensures Vermont continues to succeed as a technology leader.”

Vermont Tech awards two exemplary students with Technician of the Year and Engineer of the Year annually. Students are nominated by their departments, and then asked to submit an autobiography and participate in an interview.
Engineers Week takes place each February and is an opportunity to celebrate and promote the engineering profession in Vermont, as well as honor the individuals making significant contributions to the industry and community.

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About Vermont Tech – Vermont Tech is the only public institution of higher learning in Vermont whose mission is applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington, and at five nursing campuses located throughout the state. Vermont Tech takes an optimistic, rooted and personal approach to education to support students in gaining the confidence and practical skills necessary to not only see their potential, but to experience it. Our academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledgeable workers needed most by employers in the state and in the region.