Andrew C. Kruegel, Oradell, N.J., is Stevens’ 2010 valedictorian

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Stevens Institute of Technology’s Class of 2010 Valedictorian speaker is Andrew C. Kruegel, a resident of Oradell, N.J. Kruegel will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Stevens’ undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 27, 2010. In addition to majoring in Chemistry, Kruegel also minored in Philosophy.

The son of Leslie and Martin Kruegel of Oradell, N.J., Kruegel is an academic standout: He leaves Stevens with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

While at Stevens, Kruegel was the recipient of the Novartis Science Scholarship, the Edwin A. Stevens Scholarship, the Scholars of Excellence Scholarship, the Bloustein Distinguished Scholar, and featured on the Dean’s List. In addition, he won the Bausch and Lomb Science Award and received an Honorable Mention from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Kruegel cites his work with Professor Athula Attygalle as particularly important to his undergraduate studies. With Attygalle, Kruegel conducted research on the laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry of inorganic compounds, and attempted to understand the different ionization behaviors produced by various compounds. He also submitted several publications.

Kruegel was a member of the Stevens Choir, vice president of the Stevens Philosophy Club and participated in Castle Point Records. He also tutored students in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry at Stevens’ Academic Support Center.

After graduating from Stevens, Kruegel will pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Columbia.

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