Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Eric Lee poses and smiles outside.

The Goldwater Foundation Scholarship Program encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Eric Lee has been named an honorable mention of the scholarship.

Lee, from Hamilton, has worked with faculty mentor Kumar Singh, associate professor of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, for several semesters on vibration research and has been involved in the development of a Computational-Experiment (ComEx) learning module.

He has also participated in the department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering’s co-op programs, having completed a co-op experience with GE Aviation and with Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. over the past year.

"Eric is a remarkably intelligent student who is passionate about engineering science," Singh said. "While working with me on an NSF project, the most important ability he demonstrated was his willingness to approach the unknown. Such a desire for learning and value-addition will make him a successful researcher and engineer."

Lee’s co-op experience with Ethicon Endo-Surgery  — in particular working on a vertical sleeve gastrectomy project — sparked his interest in the applications of mechanical engineering in the field of medicine.

The “direct impact on people” of engineering inspired his interest in the field of biomedical engineering, which he hopes to purse after graduation through an M.D./Ph.D. program. 

Lee has been an undergraduate assistant in the vibrations lab and a member of the mechanical and manufacturing engineering student advisory council. He is a member of the university honors programand a member of the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute.