Garrett McGrady

2019 Goldwater Scholar

Garrett McGrady

Garrett McGrady

Garrett McGrady has earned a 2019 Goldwater Scholarship. The award goes to U.S. sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in math, science and engineering. The $7,500 per year scholarship helps cover education-related costs. McGrady plans to earn a doctoral degree in electrical engineering. He has been conducting research on microfabrication techniques in UofL’s Micro/Nano Technology Center cleanroom. He also completed a cooperative education program at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 2018.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate in 2020 from the J. B. Speed School of Engineering with degrees in computer and electrical engineering.
  • Additional Awards:

    • Grawemeyer Scholar

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school:

    duPont Manual High School