Yang Selected For National Fellowship
A student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming was selected to receive a prestigious fellowship from a national engineering society.
Richard Yang will graduate in May 2017 with dual degrees in computer engineering and computer science. He was selected to receive the 2017-18 Tau Beta Pi Graduate Fellowship, and was awarded $10,000 in stipends for his graduate study at Stanford University starting from the fall of 2017.
Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885. It has collegiate chapters at 245 engineering colleges in the United States and active alumni chapters in 40 cities. It has initiated more than 570,000 members in its 131-year history and is the world’s largest engineering honor society.
The Fellowship Board of TBP announced the selection of the 84th group of fellows. Each year, about 25 recipients receive cash stipends of $10,000 for their graduate and advanced studies. All TBP Fellowships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All fellows are members of TBP and may do their graduate work at any institution they choose.
Yang is active on the UW campus, serving as treasurer for UW’s TBP Engineering Honor Society, a representative on the Joint Engineering Council, an advisory board member for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, a justice for the ASUW Judicial Council and a member for the Mortar Board Honor Society. In 2015, he was named the CEAS Outstanding Junior by the UW chapter of TBP. Additionally, he was recognized as the Student Engineer of the Year for 2017 by the Wyoming Engineering Society.