ECE Alum Wins Provost’s Do Good Innovator Award

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Matthew Schuyler

ECE Alum Matthew Schuyler (’19) is among fifty-seven honorees receiving the Provost’s 2024 Do Good Innovator Award. Matt is the Lab Manager for the University of Maryland Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering Program at the Universities of Shady Grove (UMD CPSE).  In addition to maintaining the lab spaces, Matthew is involved with outreach to local K-12 students, where he happily passes on his passion for engineering.  He is also an integral part of the UMD CPSE “Jumpstart Your Engineering Career” summer program for high school and community college students, which introduces students to engineering skills.

While working with students, Matt has developed multiple prototypes that demonstrate creativity and technology.  One such project is a 3D-modeled robotic hand that engages in rock-paper-scissors games, while another is a multi-color pen plotter.  He describes himself as one who has “a passion for engineering and loving to tinker and build in his spare time.”

Currently, Matthew is collaborating with other universities on the Shady Grove campus to design and open its first makerspace in the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building.  He was also part of a team that lobbied for a “Testudo” turtle statue to be installed on the Universities of Shady Grove campus.  

The Provost’s Do Good Innovator Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the social impact of faculty and staff across campus. Nominated by their colleagues, awardees are recognized for their commitment to students and their community.  Matt notes that he is “honored to be recognized along with the other distinguished “Do Good Innovator” award recipients.”

Published March 11, 2024