Phillips named fall student marshal for the College of Engineering


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Aidan Phillips has been named the College of Engineering’s student marshal for Penn State’s fall commencement ceremony on December 15. Phillips will receive a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with a minor in math.

He has chosen Jeffrey Schiano, associate professor of electrical engineering, to be his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Phillips is a 2014 graduate of Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion, Pa. While at Penn State, he received the Evan Pugh Scholar Award and the President Sparks Award. He was also the recipient of multiple scholarships, including the Shuman H. & Elizabeth B. Moore Engineering Scholarship, the Madden Memorial Scholarship, the Paul Morrow Endowed Scholarship, the Lockheed Martin Engineering Scholarship and the John A. Tague Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.

During his time as an undergraduate student, Phillips assisted in the research project “Nonlinear solenoid characteristic identification for crane control systems.” He contributed to this research by performing frequency response analysis, building test beds and programming data acquisition hardware.

He held four internships with Moog Inc., including interning as a control systems/power electronics engineer for their components group in Springfield, PA; a digital design electrical engineer for Moog Inc.’s Broadreach in Tempe, AZ; a failure analysis engineer and an electronics product engineer, both for their space & defense department in East Aurora, NY.

After commencement, Phillips plans to either attend graduate school for electrical engineering or work in an applied physics laboratory.


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