As part of our dedication to closing the STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) skills gap by promoting and supporting STEM education, we at Adecco Engineering & Technology award our Future Engineers Scholarship to a promising engineering student each year. We are happy to announce that our 2014 winner has been selected.
Chandler Burke is a rising sophomore and engineering student at Rice University where he also plays trumpet in the MOB, the Rice Owl Marching Band. He plans to specialize in electrical or biomedical engineering and currently holds an impressive 4.0 GPA. An Eagle Scout, Burke is also a member of the Rice Owls Photonics Society, Engineering Leadership and Robotics Team.
This summer, he plans to participate in a Quantitative and Physical Sciences Research Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. One of his many achievements includes earning the 2013 President’s Environmental Youth Award.
After earning his Bachelor’s Degree, Burke plans to pursue his Masters and Ph.D. with an emphasis in Neuro-Engineering, the emerging discipline that uses electrical engineering techniques to study the human brain. His ultimate career goal is to become a research scientist. As of now, he plans to use engineering techniques to study the human brain to both learn more and, potentially, help alleviate those with neuro-degenerative diseases.
Of his upcoming educational journey, Burke says, “Whether I learn that I want to be a pure scientist or biomedical research engineer, my pursuit of math and engineering is beneficial to my growth as a man of science – and a collaborator with others in the global world we now live in.”
Congratulations to Chandler Burke! We look forward to learning of your future achievements and the difference you will assuredly make in STEM fields.
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