Robin Lally Promising Engineer Award 2023 Recipient Trevor Golston.

After being honored with receiving this award I proposed to direct the grant between Asheboro High School’s Early College Program and their Advanced Manufacturing lab. The Asheboro High School early college program provided a unique and enriching educational experience outside of the typical high school curriculum, laying the foundation for my passion in engineering."

Trevor GoldstonRobin Lally Promising Engineer Achievement Award Recipient

Trevor Goldston, the 2023 recipient of the Robin Lally Promising Engineer Achievement Award, is pursuing a Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechatronics Concentration from the University of North Carolina Asheville.
While at UNC Asheville, Trevor has maintained a 3.7 GPA and has been recognized on the Dean’s List every semester since his enrollment in 2021. Trevor serves as the team lead for the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers, with duties that include managing fundraising, recruiting new members, and the fabrication of a competition vehicle.

Mr. Goldston has completed two internships thus far. The most recent for Auria Solutions, where he gained experience working on industrial automation, advanced manufacturing and optimization of industrial energy consumption. His previous internship was for UNCA Applied Microgrid Research Group, where he developed an introductory system and component level understanding of solar powered vehicles.
Ms. Lally, President of the Forward Foundation, said, “I am so proud to award the 2023 Robin Lally Promising Engineer Achievement Award to Trevor Goldston. When I first met Trevor as an applicant for the Black American Engineering Award, I was truly impressed with him. He was managing two jobs and a full course load. After one year in the program, he proved to have an unwavering work ethic, a positive attitude and has taken advantage of every opportunity that the scholarship offers. I have no doubt that Trevor will continue to succeed in his academic efforts and throughout his career. Congratulations, Trevor, on this well-deserved recognition for your exceptional commitment to excellence.”

  • 3.7 GPA



  • Consecutive Dean’s List Recipient



  • UNCA Applied Micogrid Research Group Engineering Internship



  • Auria Solutions Engineering Internship



  • Active Member of UNC Asheville’s Formula SAE Team



  • Mentor Recommended

On Monday, December, 18, 2023 Trevor Goldston returned to Asheboro High School to present his alma mater with a $10,000 grant from The Michael & Robin Lally Forward Foundation. 

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Jacques Smith, a Black American Engineering Scholarship mentor.

Trevor is truly passionate about engineering. He possesses the unique combination of focus, intelligence, responsibility, and effort needed to be successful in the industry. Trevor has the ability to transition from theory to concept to practical application. This along with his desire to lead through collaborative efforts will position him to be just as successful as an engineering professional as he has been as an engineering student."

Jacques SmithBAES Mentor, Co-Founder & Principal Sys. Design & Development Consultant HEVI Enterprises


The Black American Engineering Scholarship Award provides opportunities to underrepresented students in the field of engineering through scholarship funds and mentorship.

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