8/30/2017 ASME SMASIS Best Student Paper Finalist

"Reversible actuation of origami inspired composites using liquid crystal elastomers" by Adriane Minori, Saurabh Jadhav, Qiguang He, Shengqiang Cai, Michael T. Tolley

5/31/2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego, Benjamin Shih

4/18/2017 Finalists, Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award, UCSD Graduate Student Association, Caleb Christianson and Benjamin Shih

4/17/2017 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, Paul Glick

4/14/2017 Best Poster Award Finalist, SoCal Robotics Symposium, and

4/20/2017 Best Poster Honorable Mention, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo

"A Soft Robotic Gripper Capable of In-Hand Manipulation Augmented with Soft Sensor Skin for Tactile Sensing" by Benjamin Shih, Dylan Drotman, Caleb Christianson, Zhaoyuan Huo, Ruffin White, Henrik Christensen, and Michael Tolley

4/4/2017 Finalist, UC San Diego Grad Slam, Caleb Christianson

3/28/2017 First Place, SPIE Best Student Paper Award, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2017

Fluid electrodes for submersible robotics based on dielectric elastomer actuators” by Caleb Christianson, Nathaniel Goldberg, Shengqiang Cai, and Michael Tolley.

2/5/2017 Honorable Mention, Physical Sciences and Engineering, California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium, Esmeralda Ochoa

1/23/2017 Charles C. Hill Fellowship Award, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego, Tom Kalisky

5/19/2016 IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award

"Robot Makers: The Future of Digital Rapid Design and Fabrication of Robots" by Nicola Bezzo, Ankur Mehta, Cagdas Onal, and Michael Tolley

4/6/2016 Semifinalist, UC San Diego Grad Slam, Caleb Christianson

1/22/2016 Winner, Popup Design Challenge, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

"JellyMiu" by Adriane Minori, Adrienne Chang, and Yuka Okina

9/3/2015 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference Travel Award, Alejandra Martinez