April 22, 2013

Electrical engineering graduate student Ryan Tortorich was recently awarded the prestigious IEEE Charles LeGeyt Forescue Graduate Scholarship, with only one student chosen nationally every year. He is the first student from LSU to receive the award.

The Charles LeGeyt Forescue Scholarship was established in 1939 as a memorial to Charles LeGeyt in recognition of his valuable contributions to the electrical engineering field. The recipient is chosen based on his or her ability to perform graduate work, originality and creativity, character, diligence and social responsibility, ability to lead and ability to communicate. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student working toward a master’s degree in electrical engineering and carries a stipend of up to $24,000 for one year of graduate work.

“I feel incredibly honored to have been chosen as the recipient for this prestigious award,” Tortorich said. “It is also an amazing feeling knowing that I have the opportunity to represent Louisiana State University's School of EECS.”

Tortorich received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from LSU in May 2012 and has been working under the guidance of Dr. Jin-Woo Choi in the BioMEMS and Bioelectronics Laboratory of the School of EECS since fall 2013. His research is focused on flexible and printable electronics with biomedical applications.  

“The scholarship is a national recognition of Ryan's past and current achievements and his career plan as an electrical engineer,” Choi said. “I am so proud that Ryan has received a nationally competitive award and that IEEE has acknowledged the graduate program in the College of Engineering.”

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Article written by Elise Bernard, communications intern. For more information, contact Cassie Thibeaux, College of Engineering, carcen6@lsu.edu or (225) 578-0092. 



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