Computer Engineering and Honors Mathematics student Eric Winsor has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year. The program provides scholarships to students interested in careers in science, math, and engineering, and they are considered the premier scholarships awarded to undergraduates in these fields.
Winsor, from Ann Arbor, volunteers for Wolverine Pathways, an outreach program run by the University of Michigan that provides supplementary education to students in the Ypsilanti and Southfield schools. He is also involved in Michigan Math Circle, a program that engages high school and middle school students with interactive lectures and activities in mathematics, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu.
He worked as an Instructional Assistant for EECS 281 for four semesters, as well as in the Laboratory of Geometry at Michigan (LOG(M)) in the math department, where he generated visualizations of abstract geometric concepts. This summer, he'll be working with Prof. Valeria Bertacco as part of the 2018 SURE program. His research focus will be on improving the performance of chip multiprocessors and on-chip networks doing dynamic graph computations.
Winsor's career goals are to obtain a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or Mathematics and do research in random matrix theory or formal verification of hardware.
The Goldwater Scholarship awards up to $7,500 per year to its recipients. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. Nationally, a total of 211 scholarships were awarded this year, four of whom are U-M students.
Posted: June 14, 2018