Tyler Hall, a mechanical engineering major, was Northeastern’s first recipient of the Udall Scholarship. Tyler engaged in environmental issues both academically and through extracurricular involvement. As a first year student, Tyler worked with the Boston Natural Areas Network on a research project that helped create the foundation for the “Growing Boston Greener” project which planned to add 100,000 trees to the Mattapan neighborhood by the end of the decade. Tyler worked to engineer novel wind technology and at Tesla Motors. In addition to co-op, he worked as a researcher in the Sustainability and Data Sciences Lab and with Engineers without Borders.
As an Udall Scholar, Tyler was one of 60 students nationwide given a scholarship to work on issues related to American Indian nations or the environment. Tyler traveled to Tucson, AZ to work with other Udall Scholars on a case study, learn new ways to collaborate, and build a community with Udall alumni, current scholars, and professionals working on environmental and tribal issues.