ECE honors two with annual awards

November 21, 2023

Trine University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recognized an educator and a graduating senior with annual awards this year.

Brian Boehler, executive director at E3 Robotics in Elkhart, Indiana, received the department’s Outstanding High School Teaching Award. The award is given to a teacher who inspires young minds to pursue careers in math, science and engineering.

The award includes a $250 stipend and a plaque.

The E3 Robotics Center promotes STEM and STEAM learning for grades K-12 by using robots.

Boehler has been involved with FIRST Robotics for 21 years and has expanded the local robotics program by 10 times over the past five.

E3 Robotics Center is a nonprofit that focuses on bringing STEM education programs to as many students as possible through robotics.

Marcus Miller, who graduated in May with an electrical engineering degree, was honored with the ECE Engineering Spirit Award. The honor is given to electrical and computer engineering seniors who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and collegiate involvement.

Miller graduated summa cum laude and was named Outstanding Senior in Electrical Engineering. He also was a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the international honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He was named Trine’s Outstanding Spanish Student of the Year for 2021-22.

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