Leong and Vittetoe named as outstanding seniors for fall 2013 CoE commencement

Jyahao Leong, biological systems engineering, with an emphasis in biorenewable resources and a minor in engineering sales, and Jeremy Vittetoe, agricultural engineering with an emphasis in power and machinery and a minor in agronomy, are among ten engineering students named as outstanding seniors for the fall 2012 College of Engineering commencement ceremony scheduled Saturday, December 15.

Jyahao Leong filled many leadership positions during his time at Iowa State, including chapter improvement and communications co-chair for Tau Beta Pi, honor member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (ISU Chapter), material and inventory procurement leader for the ISU BIOBUS, and vice president for the ISU Chinese Language and Culture Club. Leong was also a teaching assistant for biorenewable systems engineering and an agricultural and biosystems engineering peer mentor.  Leong gained professional experience as an undergraduate research assistant for the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technology, and for the Biorenewable Education Lab. After graduation, Leong with enter the biorenewable technology graduate program.

Jeremy Vittetoe contributed to Iowa State through service as treasurer of Emerging Leaders in Engineering, as an Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering departmental tutor for over 250 hours, and as community service chair of the American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers, Iowa State chapter. Vittetoe also served as a student representative on the ABE Computer Education Committee. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Gamma Sigma Delta agricultural honor society, the Alpha Epsilon agricultural engineering honor society and a recipient of an American FFA degree. Vittetoe completed four internships—at John Deer, HUSCO International, and twice at Quality manufacturing. After graduation, Vittetoe will be employed at John Deere in Ottumwa as a design engineer.

For full details of the College of Engineering’s fall 2012 student marshall story and highlights of all ten outstanding senior graduates, click here.