Student Receives Engineering Scholarship

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A senior electrical engineering major at Cedarville University, who was the leader of a project for Cedarville’s Supermileage design team, received a $2,000 Record Scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

June 4, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—Noah R. Van Zandt, a senior electrical engineering major at Cedarville University, received a $2,000 Record Scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. This scholarship was named in honor of Leroy E. Record.

To receive this scholarship, students must be in the top eighth of their class and involved in community, campus and professional activities. They must also exhibit leadership and service on campus and show an ability to contribute to the engineering profession.

“Tau Beta Pi encourages a broad general education and involvement well beyond just engineering,” says Dr. Hardy Hegna, professor of mechanical engineering at Cedarville. “I believe Noah is very worthy of this scholarship.”

While at Cedarville, Van Zandt has been involved in various engineering activities: he served as the treasurer of Cedarville’s IEEE student organization for the last two years, and he was the leader of a project for Cedarville’s Supermileage design team this past year.

“The goal of any good engineer,” says Van Zandt, “is to improve the quality of life for mankind through technological advancement and excellence of design. Ultimately, I pursue that goal as part of a higher personal goal: to bring glory to God. I also feel a call to advance the beauty and sustainability of technology.”

Though Van Zandt is exploring possible careers options, he is strongly considering attending graduate school and is interested in analog circuit design and electrical machines.