ERE Awards Lunch
Frank G. Miller Fellowship Award
(High Academic Achievement)
The Miller Fellowship recognizes the top student each quarter in course performance. It is awarded three times each year to a student selected on grade performance and research productivity from the preceding quarter. The Miller Fellowship was created in 1997 as a result of a generous donation from alumnus Bill Cobb who expressed his desire to remember the contributions of Frank Miller to the academic careers of 25 years of department graduates. Frank G. Miller was chairman of the department from 1953 until his retirement in 1976. Frank lived in Los Altos Hills until his death in December 1999, and often came to Stanford to make the presentation of the Fellowship.
Henry J. Ramey, Jr. Fellowship Award
The Ramey Fellowship recognizes the most prominent research student in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering. It is awarded annually to a person selected by the faculty. The Ramey Fellowship was instigated in 1994 in memory of Henry J. Ramey, Jr., former chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering, who died in November 1993. Henry J. Ramey Jr. was a pioneer in the field of petroleum engineering, and was at the forefront of research in heavy oil recovery by in situ combustion, geothermal reservoir engineering and well test analysis. A man known for his generosity of spirit as well as for his intellectual horsepower, Hank Ramey was chairman of the department from 1976 until 1986.
William H. Brigham Memorial Award
(Best Department Citizen)
The Brigham Fellowship recognizes a student, or a staff member, who contributes their time generously to improve the lives of others. It is an award for department citizenship. The Brigham Fellowship is named in memory of Prof. William E. (Bill) Brigham, who taught at Stanford from the early 1970s until his death in February 2004. Bill Brigham was noteworthy for the strength of his intellect, his unswerving interest in scientific research, and his interest in teaching and in the lives of his students