Methira ‘Meg’ Saksiriwatekul (E20) excels in the demanding Chemical Engineering curriculum. She enthusiastically took on a summer research project synthesizing material used to clean filters for wastewater treatment that would include international travel to politically volatile Turkey. Not only did she come up to speed quickly on advanced and complex synthesis techniques, but she adapted the technique to make the materials and characterize them. Meg has undertaken several industrial internships and has numerous leadership roles on campus: Chemistry Head Tutor at the ARC, Co-president of the Thai Student Association, Secretary of the Tufts Culinary Society, Consulting Director for 180 Degrees Consulting and Vice President of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honors society.
The Lieutenant Commander Robert James Manning Memorial Prize Fund recognizes engineering students who show a commitment to excellence.