ECE student Brendan Kehoe awarded the Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize

Written by
Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Sept. 6, 2022

Princeton ECE student Brendan Kehoe, a junior with wide-ranging interests in robotics, sustainability, outdoor leadership and governance, was one of seven undergraduate students honored at the University's Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sep. 4. Kehoe won a George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize for exceptional academic achievement during the sophomore year.

“We are especially proud of these exemplary student scholars and pleased to celebrate their academic success,” Dean of the College Jill Dolan said. “They’ve worked diligently at their studies, while demonstrating how to best take advantage of the many opportunities Princeton offers its undergraduate students. They boast diverse, rich programs of study and illustrate how you can be a successful student and a productive, well-rounded citizen of the University. My colleagues and I are pleased with their accomplishments and proud of their commitments.”

Kehoe is from South Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he attended Glastonbury High School. He is a major in electrical and computer engineering and is considering pursuing certificates in linguistics, and robotics and intelligent systems.

He was an Outdoor Action leader during first-year orientation in 2021 and 2022 and has helped run Princeton Model Congress since his first year at the University and will serve as director of the program this year. A member of the Princeton Racing Electric team, he is also involved in Princeton University Players and will serve as stage manager for some of the student-led ensemble’s shows this year. He is a member of Forbes College.

This summer, Kehoe completed a High Meadows Environmental Institute internship with the Sustainable Cements Group, led by Claire White, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Kehoe shared the honor with sociology major Casey Beidel, of Rutherford, New Jersey.

For the complete list of prizes awarded at this year's Opening Exercise, see the full story on the University homepage.