ECE student Michael Edwin won first place at the Undergraduate Research Competition held at the 6th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael won the prize for his project titled "Metamaterial Leaky Wave Antennas Based Multiple Vital Sign Detection with Motion Compensation using 2-Dimensional Frequency Scanning." Michael is is a 2018 Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement scholar and carried out his research at the Microwave Research Lab with his mentor, ECE Assistant Professor Chung-Tse Michael Wu. Michael, a first generation student at Rutgers, is also an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers Rutgers Chapter as a Research Chair, a Camp UKnight Leader for new incoming students, a Leadership Ambassador for the Leadership and Experiential Learning Department, and works as a Level 1 consultant for the Office of Information Technology at Rutgers. His future goals are to continue research at the undergraduate level and to eventually enter a doctoral program in Electrical Engineering and also earn a second Bachelors degree in Recording Arts.
Congratulations to Michael and Professor Wu on this recognition!