Braden Hancock, a mechanical engineering student at BYU, received the 2014 Utah Engineers Council Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to one engineering student from each university in Utah every year.
Currently an undergraduate student, Hancock plans to go on to get a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering and use his skills to improve the lives of others.
“I will enroll in a doctoral program for mechanical engineering in order to hopefully become a professor with my own engineering optimization research group someday,” said Hancock. “Some things in life are hard because they have to be, others are hard because nobody has engineered the solution yet. I plan on using the suite of engineering skills that I have gained at BYU to find and solve the problems that are unnecessarily, negatively affecting the quality of life of individuals.”
The Utah Engineers Council consists of 16 different chapters and exists “to advance the art and science of engineering and to provide a forum for communication between the varying engineering societies.” More information about the organization can be found at www.utahengineerscouncil.org.
Photo provided by Braden Hancock