Nguyen receives Outstanding Student Award

Tuan _nguyenMinhtuan Nguyen, a 2014 graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored with the Outstanding Student Award by the Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees.

Nguyen, who minored in petroleum engineering, was the third recipient of the award that was created by former Foundation Trustee Melbern Glasscock and his wife Susanne to honor an exceptional student each year with $2,500.

Nguyen was extremely involved in campus activities and in 2012 he became the founder and president of the Texas A&M chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, the first professional organization for Asian Americans on campus.

He was also active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers throughout his undergraduate career, serving as a peer mentor to underclassmen and assisting in recruiting efforts in the Dwight Look College of Engineering by promoting mechanical engineering to prospective students.

“We had many exceptional applicants for this award, but Minhtuan’s determination and enthusiasm stood out to us as we made our final decision,” said Van Taylor, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “He is an excellent representative of the kind of student for whom this award was originally created.”