Andrew J. Lock has been selected to receive the U of I Alumni Association 2002 Student Leadership Award. This is given to exceptional graduating seniors and this year only 50 of our nearly 3,000 graduates will receive this award. Chancellor Sylvia Manning will present the honor at the Student and Constituent Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 2.

Lock is a Mechanical Engineering major planning to graduate with a BSME in May 2002. His undergraduate advisor is Professor Brianno Coller. Lock has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at UIC to work under Professor Ishwar K. Puri in his combustion laboratory. In conjunction with his acceptance into the Ph.D. progam at UIC, Lock was awarded a university fellowship as well. Previously he studied in Germany under the Student Transatlantic Engineering Program (STEP) program administered by Professor Puri. He participated in classroom lectures and helped on a couple of smaller research projects while in Germany.

Lock is the Vice President of the Engineering Design Team, which took 4th place in a robotics competition March 8 and 9 on the UIUC campus in Champaign. He also plays in the UIC Concert and Pep bands, and will be traveling with the UIC basketball team to Dallas for the NCAA tournament. Previously, he was a team leader for a solar car competition entry from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield Illinois. His team competed in Sunrayce 99 as the only community college to qualify. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and VP of EDT at UIC. For the past 3 years, he provided computer support in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC.


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