Brennan Cain

Computer Engineering Student and Robotics Researcher


Magellan Grant, University of South Carolina

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
This grant was awarded to me by USC. It will fund my research for the full school year from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021.

McNair Junior Fellows Grant, University of South Carolina

Summer 2019
Awarded based on previous research experience. This award funded my work for the Summer of 2019.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellowship, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

July 2019 – June 2020
This fellowship opportunity will allow me to spend nearly a full year in Germany from July 2019 to June 2020. I will take courses in German, attend a German University, and complete an internship in Germany during this year.

Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation and University of California, San Diego

Summer 2018
10 week research experience with workshops on paper-writing and

Engineering and Robotics Award, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math

May 2017
Awarded to the senior that shows exceptional interest and ability in the fields of engineering and robotics.

1st Place, Capillary Flow Challenge, American Society for Gravity and Space Research

Oct 2016
My team won the High School Capillary Flow Challenge. This challenge was issued by the American Society for Gravity and Space Research. We designed a capillary tube with a nozzle at the end to pull silicon oil up and eject it in a drop tower.

3rd Place Final Grand Prix, MIT/Lincoln Labs Beaver Works Summer Institute

Aug 2016
My team developed algorithms to power an autonomous racecar. We competed against 9 other teams and placed 3rd overall.

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Aug 2016
The highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America.

RIT Computing Medal Award, South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math

May 2016
In recognition of outstanding achievement in computing.