2022 Co-op Student of the Year Celebration – Faculty of Engineering

2022 Co-op Student of the Year Celebration

These awards recognize students who have made exceptional contributions to co-operative education.

Co-op student of the year

Engineering Co-op & Career Services (ECCS) presents the Co-op Student of the Year Award to students who have made an exceptional contribution to co-operative education. The winners receive a plaque and a $500 prize in recognition of of their workplace and academic achievements, as well as contributions to McMaster and the greater community.

Undergraduate Co-op Student of the Year 

Devam Trivedi

Abishan Sathieshkumar, final year, Mechanical 

Co-op: Technical Project Management, Tesla 

In his role, he created CAD Models, engineering drawings, took on design challenges, managed multi-million-dollar projects, coordinated on-site machine installations, and was involved in troubleshooting production lines at multiple Tesla plants. He also took on a mentorship role and was involved in training incoming Project Management and Mechanical Design interns. 

His supervisor described him as “an ambitious and bright student who has demonstrated immense talent, grit, and resilience throughout his co op term. He is a strong independent learner who also knows when to ask for guidance and support – as such he has been a critical component to our team’s success.” 

Graduate Co-op Student of the Year 

Devam Trivedi

Devam Trivedi, Masters student, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Co-op: Development Student, Department of Instrumentation & Control and Electrical Engineering, Bruce Power 

Devam is an all-star co-op student, who has helped many students land full-time roles as a mentor and member of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) McMaster Chapter. 

“Co-op is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and what you offer. I encourage every student to join the co-op and try to maximize the value of their time at McMaster.” 

His supervisor shares, “Devam makes a great contribution to the team and the business day in, day out, largely due to his enthusiasm to learn and support a variety of business objectives and teams.” 

Future Leaders 

Undergraduate future leaders

Catherine Botros 
Alexi Buenaventura 
Magalie Durepos-Létourneau 
Vraj Kadakia 
Christina Mathews 
Abdul Mannan Mohammed 
Kalp Shah 
Clara Yaromich 

Graduate Future leaders

Moha Abbaszadeh 
Akshay Kumar Arumugasamy 
Sean Crawford 
Hosna Geraei 
Divyam Puniani 
Ahsan Saeedzadeh 
Shadi Shahriari

Recognition of Co-op Supervisors 

Muhammad Anser, AMD 
Jaya Krishnan, ArcelorMittal Dofasco 
Mike Arsenault, Bentley System 
Jagadeesh Kumar, Ericsson 
Rohit Chauhan, Kenvue Part of Johnson & Johnson, 
Sina Moslehshirazi, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada 
Wilmer Dempers, ATS Automation 
Jeremy Ng, Smith+ Andersen 
Danley D’Mello, Bentley System 
Jaimin Patel, Mold-Masters Limited 
Corentin Dugué, Cisco Meraki 
Mihai Faroga, Stackpole International 
Ryan Siew, TucoWS 
Dr. Liping Wang, Stackpole International 
Ajay Garg, Hydro One 
Erik Geissler, AMD 
Venkata Zagabathuni, Martinrea International 
Terry George, AMD 
Neil lsenegger, MENARD Canada Inc. 
Yale Zhang, Hatch 
Dr. Hatem Zurob, McMaster University 
Alexander Jurgenliemk, Bruce Power