LePage is Tau Beta Pi Fellow

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mechanical engineering alumnus receives $10,000 fellowship

University of Tulsa alumnus Will LePage (BS ’13) has been named an Anderson Fellow by Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. He is one of 40 engineering students across country to receive the fellowship. Fellows are selected on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. Tau Beta Pi will award LePage a $10,000 stipend for advanced study.

Will LePageLePage earned his degree in mechanical engineering and competed in NCAA Division I cross country and track at TU. For the past four years, he has actively participated in international community service through Sustainable Engineering for Needy and Emerging Areas (SENEA). The TU-based student organization connects sustainable and alternative energy technology with global citizens. LePage’s SENEA efforts focused on the construction and implementation of solar-powered water purification systems.

In the summer of 2012, LePage completed a research internship in the thermal spray laboratory of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. His work continues there this summer as well.

LePage is a past recipient of the Morris K. Udall Fellowship and the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He plans to pursue a doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan this fall.

Gail Ellis