Chemical Engineering Names Fall 2021-22 Noel E. Moore Achievement Award Recipients

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Students posing with their Noel Moore Awards

The Department of Chemical Engineering recognizes the good attitudes that these students show toward learning and congratulates Hannah Snider, George Ritter, and Jacob Reick for being great role models.

The Department of Chemical Engineering has announced the winners of the Noel E. Moore Achievement Award for the fall quarter 2021-22.

The winners are sophomore Hannah E. Snider, junior George M. Ritter, and senior Jacob C. Reick.

Each quarter, the department recognizes academic excellence on the part of our students. The awards are named in memory of Professor Noel E. Moore, an outstanding educator and faculty leader on campus for 30 years. Moore served for a decade as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was an early leader of Operation Catapult, and was a key advocate for making the institute co-educational. He was named an emeritus faculty member after his retirement in 1998. He passed away in 2018.


Hannah E. Snider (Sophomore)

Hannah Snider is recognized for her inquisitiveness, positive presence, and active participation in the classroom, says Dr. Kim Henthorn, department head and associate professor. "She often asks questions that help to meaningfully connect the fundamentals to real-world applications and engages in thoughtful discussions with her neighbors. Hannah also has demonstrated a strong work ethic and a sincere desire to learn."

Outside of the classroom, Hannah is a member of the tennis team and is actively involved with Alpha Chi Sigma and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Congratulations, Hannah!

George M. Ritter (Junior)

George Ritter is being recognized for his improvement and his positive contributions to the learning process.

"George truly wants to understand the material and makes the effort to do so," Henthorn says. "By being an attentive participant in class, asking thoughtful questions, and answering questions posed, he helps improve the classroom environment. In addition, he is always willing to work with and help others."

Congratulations, George!

Jacob C. Reick (Senior)

Jacob Reick is recognized for his participation in his classes. "Jacob's willingness to answer questions and respond to discussions in a deeper way improves the engagement of his classmates," Henthorn says. "Jacob is also recognized for his attentiveness to his work and for consistently looking for ways to improve his skills."

Great work, Jacob!