Bruce C. Mather Memorial ECE Scholarship

Established 2017

Bruce C. Mather (BSEE '80, MSEE '83, PhD '86) was born in Lafayette, Indiana, February 24, 1958. The eldest of Donald and Zoe Mather’s three sons, Bruce’s interests were varied, and he excelled at them all. He came to the University of Illinois to study engineering. Even with the rigorous curriculum, he found time to lead the men’s glee club, The Other Guys, as he earned his three degrees in the department of electrical and computer engineering. Bruce was BAE Systems' Chief Technical Director, a member of University United Methodist Church, a board member of the North Chamber Leadership Lab and the Clarity Child Guidance Center, and a mentor for the Edgewood School District with First Robotics. He was on numerous music teams for the Emmaus Community and was also a member of Under the Bridge Ministry. But most of all, he was a wonderful husband, father, and friend.


This scholarship was established to support an ECE ILLINOIS sophomore, junior, or senior who is dedicated to completing the rigorous work of earning an engineering degree.


The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.


Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2023-2024 Shane Olson, Milosh Sasic, Kevin Zhang
2022-2023 Naixiang Gao, Siddarth Iyer
2021-2022 Matthew Chung, Siddarth Iyer
2020-2021 Jianhao Pu, Elizabeth Atkinson
2019-2020 Sruthi Bhattiprolu, Shiru Shong
2018-2019 Joseph Michael Zabinski
2017-2018 Dimitrios Gotsis, Jiayou Sun, Junda Yu, Yue Yuan