- University of Central Florida - Class of 2017
- College Focus: Mechanical Engineering
TSIC Alumni from Citrus County
Take Stock in Children Scholar Wade McDonald graduated from high school in 2013 with a 4.12 GPA. He is currently entering his final semester at the University of Central Florida and will be graduating in fall 2017. While a student, he has competed in the UCF IDEAS Engineering Showcase competition where he finished first. He’s interned with Honeywell in Gesiar, LA and completed an externship with ZIO in Winter Park, FL. Additionally, he was a student leader committee member for the Engineering Leadership Innovation Institute (Eli2) and the Entrepreneurship Student of the Year for the Career Advancement Mentoring Program for Young Entrepreneur and Scholars (CAMP-YES) at UCF. He is a LEAD Scholars Program graduate and UCF Arboretum Garden volunteer. Outside of interning and studying, he participated in the UCF Founders Academy where he received the designation of ‘Team of the Year’ and pitched to venture capital for co-founding a preliminary start-up company called Rapid Response, a company that creates technology for making law enforcement officers safer. Wade is currently a ride system mechanical engineering intern for Universal Creative (Universal Orlando Resort) in Orlando, FL. After graduation, Wade would like to give back to Take Stock by becoming a mentor or team member.