Tyler Lee Recognized with FM Young Award

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison has recognized Tyler Lee with the F.M. Young award. This award is given every year to a graduating senior member of the Mechanical Engineering honor society Pi-Tau-Sigma to recognize academic achievement and commitment to the engineering profession.

This year’s award was given to Tyler Lee, an undergraduate researcher and Faustin-Prinz scholar who is part of the ESOL’s research program. Tyler’s work at ESOL involves mapping complex decision processes made by solar thermal plant operators in an effort to better understand the challenges they face. It is hoped that this research will lead to improvements in plant availability across the solar thermal industry.

According to the department:

The F. M. Young award, established in 1950, was initiated to reflect Fred Young Sr.’s respect for the engineering profession. The award is given annually in recognition of the nobility of the profession and the value of the finest students entering the profession. Young started the award after being recognized by the College of Engineering for his successful career.

Congratulations to Tyler for this well-deserved recognition! This forward-looking award highlights the great things to come from Tyler, but also recognizes the important contribution he’s already made to the ESOL and solar thermal communities.

Tyler Lee FM Young Award
ESOL undergraduate researcher Tyler Lee (center) receives the FM Young award from members of Young’s family in recognition of his achievements as an undergraduate student (April 5, 2023).