Baylor Student Named Among Top Five Engineering Seniors In U.S.
by Judy Long
Baylor University engineering student Eric Green, a senior from Sugar Land, has been selected as one of the top five senior engineering students in the United States by the national electrical and computer engineering honor society, Eta Kappa Nu. He was recognized at the Eta Kappa Nu annual banquet Oct. 23 at the University of Illinois in Champlain.
Dr. Jim Farison, professor and chair of the department of electrical engineering, said Green had made significant contributions to the department, as well as to Baylor's chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.
"He has been an outstanding student in electrical engineering, already a demanding program, but he has also incorporated both the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) and the University Honors program. One of his additional contributions to our engineering student body was to bring the observance of the national Order of the Engineer ceremony to our department last year," Farison said.
Green also was recognized as the spring 2004 outstanding student in engineering at Baylor. As he finishes his undergraduate degree with a math minor, he has begun work on a master's degree in biomedical engineering.
His master's thesis topic is "Using the Dielectric Properties of Body Tissues to Non-invasively Determine Blood Glucose Concentrations," an interest Eric developed in childhood by watching his grandfather conduct the daily glucose test--a finger prick--for diabetes.
Eric plans to attend law school after finishing his master's degree at Baylor to train as an intellectual property attorney. He heard about the career field while attending Baylor's High School Summer Science Research Fellowship Program (HSSSRFP).
HSSSRFP is designed to reach exceptional high school students between their junior and senior years of high school to introduce them to Baylor, promote science and math careers and whet appetites for research.
Eric has served in Baylor's chapter of Habitat for Humanity for three and a half years, where, in addition to building houses for several Waco families, he has served as the webmaster and communications liaison officer. He also is a Carr P. Collins Scholar and a Regents Scholar. He is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and was selected to represent Baylor in Who's Who Among American Colleges Students. He is a founding officer of the Baylor chapters of Eta Kappa Nu and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
As a corresponding member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Intellectual Property Committee, Green submits his opinions for review by the policy-making committee. Green also has published several articles in Today's Engineer and other scholarly journals.
"Eric already has significant off-campus professional experiences. We are delighted by his recognition nationally by Eta Kappa Nu. He is an outstanding person, and we are pleased that he is continuing with us in our recently approved master's program," said Farison.