dart scholar Matthew McTaggart

Matthew McTaggart

2013 William A. Dart Memorial
University Scholar

Penn State University, USA
Class of 2018
Electrical Engineering

Matthew completed his Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in spring 2018 at Penn State University, just one year after earning concurrent Bachelors' degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

During his undergraduate studies, Matthew won numerous awards at Penn State: the President Sparks Award awarded to students who earn a 4.0 cumulative GPA in each year of their studies at the university; and the Evan Pugh Scholars Award, which is presented to students in the upper 0.5 percent of their classes with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.99. He earned these prestigious awards in both his junior and senior year of undergraduate study.

Matthew successfully defended his dissertation in August and started a yearlong internship with a biotech company in California.