LENEXA, KS. – The annual Kevin Lane scholarship has been awarded for the second time to University of Kansas student, Patrick Canny. The scholarship is in honor of the late Kevin Lane, who worked as an electrical foreman at P1 Group for more than 27 years.
As a sophomore this year, Patrick recently visited P1 Group’s headquarters. He has made some big changes in his life since he stopped by last year. After working a summer internship at an aerospace engineering firm, he wondered if a degree in mechanical engineering was the right choice for him. A friend working in New York at a medical lab then inspired him to consider pursing computer science. A few programming classes later, Patrick decided that exploring a career in data science would give him the freedom to fully reach his potential.
Patrick is also a Resident Assistant in the new Self and Oswald residence halls. He helps to guide fellow engineering students through advising and community building activities.
Outside of school, Patrick has been active in the yoyo community, placing 16th overall this year at the national competition. He was asked to be a judge for the first time at nationals, which he considers an honor. Patrick says that he enjoys sitting on the other side of the table since competitors make the best judges.
To read more about P1 Group’s previous interview with Patrick, please CLICK HERE.