December 16, 2005
ECE seniors Kermin Elliott Fleming and Samir Shah have been selected as Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars. Both students are earning an integrated M.S./B.S. degree; Fleming is also majoring in computer science and is treasurer of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the ECE Honor Society. Shah is HKN's president. Additionally, both belong to Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.
Fleming and Shah are part of a group of 36 undergraduate seniors chosen as ACS scholars. Candidates are nominated by their deans and department heads. Each student will receive a $1,500 award to support their academic and personal growth, as well as $100 to contribute back to the university. In honor of the philanthropic spirit of Andrew Carnegie and to encourage future giving, all of the new scholars will work together to decide how their donation will be used for maximum impact.
According to the ACS website, the scholars "embody high standards of academic excellence combined with multi-dimensional characteristics such as volunteerism, involvement in student organizations, participation in sports or the arts and leadership."