POTSDAM – NEW YORK – Eric G. Eckhardt of Framingham received the Woodstock Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University, last month.
Given each year during Reunion Weekend, the Woodstock Award honors young alumni who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to Clarkson and the Alumni Association and who have used their Clarkson experience to make a notable contribution to their careers.
Eckhardt was one of six who received the award. The others were , Tim R. Monaco of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Gabriel A. Perez of Sonoma, Calif., Aaron D. Tandy of Depew, N.Y., Joshua J. Fogarty of Frenchtown, N.J., and Kara E. Tompkins of Redfield, N.Y..
Eckhardt received his BS in Computer Engineering, with Distinction, from Clarkson in 2002. Eric is an Honors Program graduate and was involved with the Physics Team Design program and The Clarkson Integrator.
Currently, he is an Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Technologies, focusing on advanced technology development. He has extensive experience covering power, RF, software and firmware design for the military and commercial sectors.
Eckhardt has volunteered for the FIRST Robotics program for nearly 15 years at over 100 events in New York state and the Northeast, including many events put on by Clarkson University to support local teams.
He resides in Framingham, with his wife, Kimberly Eckhardt ’02 (Electrical Engineering), and two daughters.
As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation. We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions.