College of Engineering fall 2021 student marshal named


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Harshin Hiten Shah, a dual major in computer science and mathematics, was named the College of Engineering’s student marshal for Penn State University Park’s fall commencement on Dec. 18.

“I felt honored to have been selected and proud of my academic achievements,” Shah said.

Shah, the son of Jayshree Shah and Hiten Shah, is from Mumbai, India. He attended Jai Hind College before continuing his studies at Penn State.

In his last year as an undergraduate student, Shah conducted research with E. Christopher Byrne, associate professor of mathematics in the Eberly College of Science, who studies mathematical modeling, optimization and game theory.

Shah received the President Walker Award in 2018. This award is presented annually to undergraduate degree candidates and degree-seeking provisional students who earned a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average based on at least 12 graded Penn State credits completed during their first semester.

Speaking to his time at Penn State, Shah said it bolstered his personal growth.

“The environment at Penn State has been very conducive to my intellectual and personal progress,” he said. “My passion for learning, research and fitness has developed because of Penn State.”

Following graduation, Shah plans to attend graduate school.


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