Terman Engineering Award

Each year students in the top 5% of Stanford University’s senior engineering class are presented with the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award for distinguished academic performance. Former Suffield graduate Kao (Ruangrawee) Kitichotkul ’18 was selected as a recipient this year. To celebrate the achievement Stanford hosts a luncheon on campus for award recipients and faculty members from their high schools who were most influential in guiding them during the formative stages of their scientific/engineering lives. Kao selected Suffield’s Paul Caginalp as his influential faculty member, and Paul attended the luncheon at Stanford with Kao on April 30, 2022. Regarding his achievement and how he selected his faculty mentor Kao said, “I am happy to receive the award but what matters to me is the opportunity to reflect on how I reached this point in my academic career. I have found a passion for scientific research and Mr. Caginalp's Research Methods class played a significant role in this discovery. I still use what Mr. Caginalp taught me even now in my research.” To watch Mr. Caginalp speak about Kao at the luncheon tune into the linked video at around 1 minute and 30 second mark.