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Boone named Outstanding Graduate
Caitlin Boone of Bainbridge Island was named one of Western Washington University’s Outstanding Graduates for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
The outstanding students were recognized at WSU’s spring commencement on Saturday, June 14.
Boone is the Outstanding Graduate of the Engineering Technology Department.
She received a bachelor of science degree, and graduated cum laude, in manufacturing engineering technology.
At Western, she was manufacturing director for Western’s Formula SAE Racing Team, helping the team come in 17th out of more than 100 entrants in the competition.
She was also an officer in Western’s student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and took second place in the society’s Aerodef Manufacturing Challenge.
Boone also completed an internship in production control at B/E Aerospace.
Boone has received a fellowship to attend Ohio State University in the fall to begin work on her master’s degree, and possibly doctorate, in mechanical engineering. She hopes to become involved in research that uses three-dimensional printing for cultivating human tissues for arteries and organs.
A graduate of Bainbridge High School, Boone is the daughter of Erin and David Boone.