James Smith chosen as Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Student

Published: May 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Chris Anthony, chris.anthony@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

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James Smith

James Smith, senior in electrical engineering, was chosen as the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s outstanding student for 2017. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a doctorate and then educate the next generation of engineers.

“Coming from an immediate family that includes five practicing or retired electrical engineers, I never considered any other field when I enrolled at Auburn. I did have a choice, though, and I chose to study electrical engineering in order to keep my options open for my future career. In a technology-centered world, an electrical and computer engineer can choose nearly any field to work in! Winning this award signifies a great honor, given how smart and creative my peers are. I speak for my entire graduating class when I say that these past years at Auburn have been exceptionably busy, yet incredibly rewarding.  This coming fall, I will begin graduate school to work toward my long-term goal of obtaining a doctorate in electrical engineering, focusing in computational intelligence. I hope to one day be a professor at a university such as Auburn, where I can research, teach and mentor young engineering students.”