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New Mexico State University

STEM Award of Excellence Recipient

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Caleb Sokoll (middle) with nominating mentor, Dr. Anthony Hyde (right) and department head, Dr. Jeffrey Beasley (left).

Caleb Sokoll

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Nominating mentors: Dr. Anthony Hyde

Caleb Sokoll, expresses a strong desire to gain more than just textbook knowledge while pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, stating "I realize that education is not just time spent in the classroom...I must work hard to gain not just textbook knowledge, but practical experienced-based education as well." So, while seeking his engineering degree, Sokoll also works for the engineering department, as well as an engineering ambassador where he volunteers for various campus and community events. According to his mentor, Anthony Hyde, Professor and Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center Director, Sokoll is "dedicated and focused on trying to make the most out of his education," adding that "his positive attitude, his work ethic and leadership has made him a role model for many students."

In addition to his current academic endeavors and NMSU, Sokoll is planning on working for Los Alamos National Labs this summer and is already getting some plans in order for the following summer (2012) to intern with either Palo Verde or Procter and Gamble. When asked about how the STEM Award helped him academically, Sokoll explains that "the STEM Award was crucial when it came time to purchase my textbooks," adding how much he appreciates the time and effort that his STEM professors put into nominating him for the award.

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