ISE students and faculty receive 2022 Student Life Leadership Awards

Posted: April 13, 2022

Spirit of Ohio State Award

The Spirit of Ohio State Award recognizes students and student organizations that strongly represent the values, traditions, and spirit of Ohio State through their engagement in and commitment to the campus community.


Maddie Carson  

An Industrial and Systems Engineering major from Westerville, Ohio, Maddie Carson was born and raised to be a Buckeye. Maddie’s nominator says that “she has often been a powerful voice for her fellow women in engineering and encouraged several to pursue the engineering path despite their belief they could not do it.” They went on to say, “positivity and passion are two of Maddie’s greatest strengths, and the powerful part of these two strengths is they are contagious. Perhaps the greatest impact that Maddie has had during her time at Ohio State is inspiring a new generation of leaders, who will help Ohio State grow and will take the skills and passions beyond the university.”  


Outstanding Senior Award

The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the University and community. To receive this recognition, students must have demonstrated exemplary scholarship, leadership and service over the course of their college careers. More than a grade point average, scholarship includes contributing to the academic life of the University. Leadership may be a concentrated effort to make a difference in one facet of the University, or through responsibilities in more than one organization. Service involves working in partnership with communities to make positive social change. This award is given to less than 1% of Ohio State’s graduating seniors.


Maddie Carson

A winner of multiple awards this year, Maddie Carson is an Industrial and Systems Engineering major from Westerville, Ohio. Maddie quickly found a home and passion for her work in the Undergraduate Student Government, where she served as undergraduate chair for the University Senate and was awarded Shared Governance Member of the Year. Maddie has spent her senior year founding and leading Wellness Advocacy at Ohio State (this year’s Boehm Holistic Wellness Award organizational winner) through which she promotes a culture of wellness through collaborative programming with other student organizations. After graduation, Maddie hopes to continue building on her passion for the values-based consulting work at Accenture working as a Consulting Analyst, but also as a life-long learner. 


Fikunmi Idowu  

An Industrial & Systems Engineering major from Madison, Mississippi, Fikunmi Idowu has spent her life blending cultures to create her own path. As the Director of Marketing, New Member Educator and Diversity & Inclusion representative for the Ohio Union Activities Board, she has fostered an inclusive community OUAB and blended her art and engineering skills. She has worked towards the same goals of creating an inclusive community through her work in the Undergraduate Student Government, especially for campus-change students. She will be putting her critical thinking and creative skills to the test when she joins Deloitte this fall as a Strategy Consultant. 


Student Organization: Individual Contribution Award

This award, also sponsored by the Student Employee Experience, recognizes those students, faculty, and staff who have made extraordinary contributions to a student organization through their involvement, leadership, and dedication to the organization and its mission. Recognizing that organizational success requires individual contribution in a variety of formats and at all levels, this award is presented in four different categories, including Outstanding Advisor.

Outstanding Advisor


Aimee Ulstad  

Aimee Ulstad, P.E, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Integrated Systems & Engineering and advisor to The Society of Women Engineers, a winner of many awards today. Since becoming the SWE advisor in 2015, Professor Ulstad has provided invaluable support and guidance to the organization’s 300+ members each year through professional development training, balancing SWE’s operating budget, coordinating events and retreats, and connecting members to industry professionals.  


Check out all the 2022 Student Life Leadership Awards here.

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