Brandon Woods, 18, was recently honored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for his commitment to the ideas of scholarship, leadership and service.
The son of Jeffrey and Veronica Woods, of Dolton, Ill., Woods was recommended by the Society based his outstanding academic performance at Seton Academy in South Holland.
He is currently a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and plans to graduate in 2017 with a dual degree in engineering and biomedical studies.
“My ideal career would consist of working for a top tier engineering company or my own engineering company as a biomedical engineer who focused on enhancing prosthetics,” he said.
“I decided to go into this field because robotics and other forms of biotechnology (have) sparked my interests since I was young.”
In addition, Woods is a member of the Morehouse College Vanguard Scholars, a program focusing on cultivating leaders through community service, teaching experience and mentoring initiatives.
“We will be able to succeed and adapt in the rapidly changing social climate of the 21st century,” he said.
The brother of Tiuana and Xavier Woods, he enjoys reading scholarly articles in his free time, in addition to poetry, drawing and exploring Atlanta.