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Technical Club of Dallas Honors Two UTA Engineering Students

March 25, 2005

The Technical Club of Dallas presented two of its Outstanding Senior and Freshman Awards to Stephen Olivier and John Hudlow during a March 21 ceremony. The awards are given to students who, in the opinion of the faculty, have achieved not only the highest academic scholarship performance but also whose significant leadership participation in student and civic affairs exhibit those qualities that best exemplify the future leaders of the engineering and technical profession. Other recipients were from The University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University.

Stephen L. Olivier is a senior who plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Stephen maintains a 4.0 GPA. He is a University Scholar and a member of the Honors College, the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society for Engineering and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society for Computer Science. His performance has earned him several scholarships, including the Motorola Scholarship for Engineering, the National Semiconductor Scholarship for Engineering and the Sabre Scholarship for Computer Science and Engineering.

Stephen is active is several student activities. He is the current president of the UTA chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, was an Executive Board member and webmaster for the Honors College Council and a participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Some of his student projects include designing a PDA interface for lighting control and home appliances in the UTA MavHome “smart home” project, designing and implementing a GPS wireless bus tracking system, and designing and maintaining the Honor College Council web site, winner of the university-wide 2003-2004 Outstanding Web Site Award.

John Hudlow is a freshman majoring in Electrical Engineering. He currently maintains a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Honors College. Hudlow is a participant in a Freshman Interest Group (FIG) organized by the Honors College called Great Thinkers in Science and Engineering and is the recipient of a National Merit scholarship.

In 2002, John and his brother Daniel formed the core of Hudlow Web Design, a family business that constructs, maintains and promotes websites for industrial companies. John's interests include active participation in his church as well as the study of ancient and medieval history, botany, and military aircraft. He also enjoys hobbies in programming computer games and painting landscapes and wildlife.

The Technical Club of Dallas was formed in 1919. Its members were instrumental in the organization of a school of engineering at SMU and in obtaining engineering schools at UTA and UTD. More information on the club may be found at