CBE alums Wu, Watt recognized as award recipients

Watt and Wu with Hillier
Watt and Wu with Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair Andy Hillier.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) alumni Meghan Watt (B.S.CBE’02) and Huiquan Wu (PH.D. CBE’01) were recognized by the department in a reception October 27.

Wu is the recipient of the College of Engineering Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award and Watt has been honored with the ISU Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Wu is employed as a research chemical engineer with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. The PACE Award recognizes superior technical or professional accomplishments in research, development, administration, education, and other engineering activities. It recognizes individuals eminently known for their professional competence and creativity.

Watt has spent her career working in various capacities for Dow Chemical. She currently works for Film Tec Corporation (a division of Dow) in Edina, MN. Watt is also a member of the CBE Advisory Council and is involved with campus recruiting activities for Dow at Iowa State and elsewhere.

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes ISU alumni, age 40 and under, who have excelled in their professions and provided service to their communities.

More news about their respective awards is forthcoming.

Wu and Kurt Hebert
Wu was joined by CBE’s Kurt Hebert, his Ph.D. major professor.
Wu with wife and Tom Wheelock
Wu is joined by his wife and CBE emeritus professor Tom Wheelock, who, with his wife, played a key role in helping the couple establish themselves in Ames and at ISU in 1995.
Meghan Watt with family
Watt was joined by her husband, son and parents for her day of recognition.