College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony

Friday, May 7, 2021
Rice Eccles Stadium, 5:00 p.m.

Convocation Photo Gallery

Honorary Students

Graduating Students

Student Farewells


I thank my committee members Prof. Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Prof. Aditya Bhaskara, Prof. Vivek Srikumar, Prof. Mary Hall, and Dr. Michael Garland, for their constant support, patience, and mentorship throughout my Ph.D. career. Thank you, Dr. Saurav Muralidharan, for your support!

Abhi Dubal, BS/MS

I thank my parents for giving me the greatest gift I have ever received, an education. It is them I owe all of my success to. I am also thankful for the lifelong friendships I made at the U as they showed me endless support and pushed me beyond my limits.

Chloe Josien, BS

After five years it's finally time to say goodbye. Thank you for all the fantastic memories that will stay with me forever. From football games, to long days in the CADE lab; I wouldn't change any of it. I can't wait to start my career and hope the best for everyone.

Tyler Robert Klein, BS

Hui Wang, BS

Tristan Jean Bowler, BS

It's been a long and winding road to get to where I am today, but I couldn't have done it without all of the love and support from my family, friends, and instructors. Thank you all, and here's to to road ahead!

Paul Jacob Muehleip, BS

I just want to thank my classmates and friends for making the last few years very enjoyable. Every class was looked forward to because of you guys. Thank you to the course staff for pushing us to the limit! I believe this is the only way to grow. I also wish you all the best!

Alden Bansemer, BS

You don't need a degree to buy GME.

Paul Robert Brown, BS

Sreeja Dayanandan Pillai, MS

I had a dream 10 years ago and here I am !!!! Persevere, and you can. Good Luck and Congratulations to all.

Saeed Taheri, PhD

It has been a tough year for many of us but let us look into the future and wait for all best things to happen. Graduation from a prestigious university like the U is an honorable achievement and a lifelong pride. Thanks to all the ones who made this achievement possible for me.

Jacob Cameron Taylor, BS

"Those who dream by day are more cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night" - Edgar Allen Poe

Kylee Renee Fluckiger, BS/MS

Not only did I learn everything I hoped I would and more, but I also met so many cool people and did so many awesome things I never could have otherwise. I'm really grateful to everybody for helping me get where I am today, and where I'm going in the future. Thank you all!

Zixiao Chen, BS

I am Zixiao Chen. I am a student graduating with CS and Math! I have a variety of interests such as pop music, video games. But I am also into sports such as swimming and table tennis.

Sunipa Dev, PhD

Thank you to all my mentors, family and friends for making my journey #BeUtahful!

Aidan Buckner, BS

Andrew Nathan Thompson, BS

We made it! In spite of the sleepless nights, the back-to-back assignments, these crazy times, and the difficulties of setting out on our own, we pulled through. Thank you to my friends, parents, and family who made it possible.

Braeden Jierre Diaz, BS/MS

After 20 years in the education system including K-12 and through sheer willpower, strength, and determination, I have completed one of the biggest goals of my life. Also, thank you to my parents Lisa and Jose Diaz for supporting me through it all helping me get here debt free.

Jacob Wesley Floisand, BS

I am honored to be at this graduation ceremony today. I am grateful to my mom, my dad, Katelynn, Brittanie, and Mary for their help and support throughout my college experience.

Madhura Prashant Mathkar, MS

It has been an amazing journey being here at the University of Utah! Thank you for everything and making me the person I am today! :)

Ajay Ambanna Bagali, BS

I'm so excited to be graduating with this special group of people! I'm going to miss grinding at the Cade labs with some of you. I know the future is uncertain, but I'm optimistic that things will get better. I wish you all best of luck in your future endeavors.

Nikhil Ramesh, MS

Indumathi Desabathina, MS/MBA

Trevor James Dalton, BS

I'm excited to thank my girlfriend, my mother, and google for supporting me through my degree. I know I couldn't have done it without and every one of them. I've been looking forward to this day and I look forward to the days to come.

Palmer Clegg, BS/MS

I'm so glad that I was able to study in the U of U's Robotics program. I can confidently say that I studied one of the most interesting and exciting fields in the world, and I look forward to developing a career in the robotics industry.

Andrew G Haas, BS

Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.

Sergio Castanon-Diaz, BS

Gracias a mi familia que siempre me apoyó y gracias a mis padres por todo lo que me inculcaron desde niño. The moments I have experienced and the lessons that I have learned up to this point have shaped me and I would like to thank everyone who formed a part of that! Thank……

Andrew Fryzel, BS

I wouldn't be here without all the support of my family, friends, and professors. A special thanks to my wife for her unfaltering support and love. Thank you to our parents for always encouraging us. Thank you everyone for your support and guidance these past years.

Aidan Michael Elsner, BS

I'm done surviving. It's time to thrive.

Richard Wallace Timpson, BS

My years spent at the U were the best of my life. I am excited to be done with my education and look forward to finding my place in the broader society, but I will never forget the time I spent with classmates, faculty, and friends.

Ryan Rigby, MS

This has been an amazing journey. I am grateful for the opportunity to go back to school, and would like to acknowledge all the support my family has given me. I have enjoyed my time and learned so much, and am excited to get out there and get busy!

Matthew Aaron Timpson, BS

Farshad Mogharrabi, MS

Despite all the ups and downs of life as a student, be patient, as the reward will be sweeter the more you went through to get to it.

Jared Scott Sager, BS

Thank you to everyone who helped me get to where I am today. College has been a monumental journey; filled with both stress and triumph. It is hard to believe that I'll be leaving it all behind.

Brandon Ward, BS/MS

The crazy, challenging, yet rewarding journey is finally complete! To my classmates and best friends I made along the way: We did it!!!

Evan Joseph Hirn, BS

It's been a great experience!

Tarun Sunkaraneni, BS

Ruben Correa Arellano, BS

I appreciate all my friends, family, and professors for helping me get to where I am today.

Tanvi Gangadhar, MS

Utah is home ❤️Go Utes!

Full College of Engineering Commencement Program

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