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Matthew Burroughs – Maintaining the Family Tradition

Matthew Burroughs
Matthew Burroughs

When Matthew Burroughs graduated earlier this month, he became the third sibling in his family to graduate from CBE, the third to receive the department’s Senior Award for Scholarly Achievement, and the third to start a Ph.D. program in chemical engineering…

Matt will begin a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Austin this fall. His sister Mary graduated in 2012 and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University last year. His brother Michael graduated in 2015 and is in his fourth year of a Ph.D. program at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The siblings have a younger brother, Mason, who will be starting at NC State in the fall. He doesn’t plan to major in chemical engineering, although he hasn’t ruled out other engineering degree options.

This article was excerpted from a longer article written by Danielle Herman that appears on the College of Engineering web site. The original article can be accessed here.