The Wake Forest University is pleased to announce Daniel Thomason as the 2005 recipient of the Randall D. Ledford Scholarship in Physics. This is a four-year half-tuition scholarship awarded to a promising incoming physics major attending Wake Forest University. The award is worth a minimum of $58,000.
Thomason was chosen based on his record of academic excellence and his enthusiasm for physics. He will graduate this spring from Cary High School in Raleigh, NC, and will be enrolling at Wake Forest in August.
This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Dr. Randall D. Ledford, WFU class of 1972. Through this gift Dr. Ledford expresses his appreciation for the undergraduate experience he enjoyed, both in the classroom and in research labs, as a major in physics at Wake Forest.
Dr. Ledford is Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Electric Company, one of the world’s leading electronics companies. Before joining Emerson Electric, Dr. Ledford was president and general manager of several divisions of Texas Instruments Inc. including software, digital imaging, enterprise solutions and process automation. He began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories where he worked on UNIX development, fiber optic communication and microwave transmissions. While at Texas Instruments, Dr. Ledford led the company’s development of the Digital Light Processor (DLP). The size of a postage stamp, this device is the world’s most complex microelectromechanical machine, with 1.3 million parts. The DLP was featured in the first digital theater premiere of a major motion picture, Star Wars: Episode I.
Congratulations, Daniel, and welcome to Wake Forest!