Bolon receives Buck Weirus Spirit Award

Amy Bolon Buck Weirus AwardAmy Bolon, doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, one of the highest awards a student can earn at Texas A&M.

“I am honored to receive this award and will strive to continue to work hard and represent Texas A&M University and the department as I continue on in my professional career,” said Bolon.

Bolon works under the supervision of Dr. Miladin Radovic, associate professor in the department, and studies the mechanical properties and relaxation mechanisms in doped oxides for applications in solid-state ionics, in particular, solid oxide fuel cells.

The Buck Weirus Spirit Award honors up to 55 students each year who demonstrate high involvement, create positive experiences throughout the Aggie community, impact student life at Texas A&M and enhance the Aggie spirit. Unlike other awards, the Buck Weirus Spirit Award recognizes those students who make contributions to the university through participation in student organizations, Aggie traditions and university events.

The Buck Weirus Spirit Award, named for Richard "Buck" Weirus '42, recognizes students for their outstanding contributions to student life programs at Texas A&M University. Weirus served as executive director of The Association of Former Students from 1964 to 1980. Because of his unique leadership, vision, and support of student involvement, the award was established by The Association's board of directors in 1982 in his honor.

A committee composed of faculty, staff and students, appointed by the Buck Weirus Committee Chair, reviewed the applications.