Shouryan Nitin Nikam is graduating with a dual Bachelor of Science in computer and information science and in cybersecurity and information assurance. He has received numerous honors, including the William J. Branstrom Prize, the (M)Talent distinction and the James B. Angell Scholar award for seven semesters. He also received the Tuition Differential Scholarship and the Metropolitan Scholarship. He earned university honors seven times and appeared on the Dean’s List every semester of his college career.
Shouryan has received several competitive awards, including the Ford SAE Mobility Forward AI Challenge (3rd place), UM-Dearborn Policy Pitch Competition (2nd place), the Annual Student Leadership Awards’ Unsung Hero award, the Honor Scholars award in computer and information science and data science, Stellantis Hackathon award (1st place), SpartaHack Hackathon award (Most Creative Hack and Best Use of Auth0), and the UM-Dearborn Business Idea Pitch Competition 2023 award (1st place).
Shouryan is engaged in several extracurricular activities and student organizations. He is the founder of Hack Dearborn, the first large hackathon at UM-Dearborn, with six sponsoring companies, tens of thousands of dollars in budget and 470-plus registrations from students across Michigan, Ohio, Ontario and beyond.
He is founder and president of the Google Developer Student Club, which has grown to become the university’s second-largest engineering club with more than 180 members. He is also a member of the SAE Formula Electric Racing Team and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Shouryan participated in the SURE undergraduate research program in the summer of 2021, served as an undergraduate teaching assistant and worked as a supplemental instructor lead. He also worked as a student life paraprofessional at the Office of Student Life, including with the CRUISE program, the Wolverine Mentor Collective and the Student Food Pantry.
Shouryan had two internships at Tektronix (summer 2022) and Epitec (winter 2023) and will return to Tektronix as a full-time software engineer after graduation.
Alicia Bondar, College of Engineering and Computer Science