The College of Engineering honored Manufacturing student Allison Chisenhall Harding for her excellent research as well as her leadership and service to the community.
Allison Chisenhall Harding, a Master’s student in the Manufacturing program, was named a 2020-21 recipient of the College of Engineering’s Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement. The Towner Prize is presented to the outstanding graduate student (Master’s or PhD) in each degree program. Criteria considered by the department awards committee include student’s active participation in research, leadership and academic performance (GPA).
Allison spent four years in cancer and DNA Nanotechnology research during undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, and gained experience in the defense industry at BAE Systems before moving into the automotive industry. For the past three years, she worked as a manufacturing engineer before transitioning into a special projects manager, where she focused on product development and design. She is currently the chief operating officer of Vintage Air, a manufacturing company that designs, develops and produces performance air conditioning systems and accessories for hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars and trucks.