ECE Undergrad Travis Young Named Merrill Presidential ScholarECE undergraduate Travis Young and Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR) were honored at a ceremony for the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program held at the University of Maryland Riggs Alumni Center on October 6.
Young was selected as one of only 25 undergraduates campus-wide to be named to the 2006-2007 Merrill Presidential Scholars list.
The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the University of Maryland’s most successful seniors and their designated University faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship. The Merrill Scholars and their mentors are honored in a special ceremony each year that brings teachers and faculty together to form stronger collaboration between the University and K-12 schools.
Young described his mentor, Professor Krishnaprasad, as being an "invaluable advisor" who was "helpful and willing to listen." He also credited his professor for giving him independence and helping him gain valuable experience in the laboratory.
Travis Young also expressed his appreciation for his high school teacher mentor, Tom Sankey, of Mount Hebron High School.
For more information on the Merrill Presidential Scholars Program, visit: http://www.ugst.umd.edu/merrill/.
Published October 11, 2006