Grayson Randall  


September 4, 2007


Cary, NC – Grayson Randall of Cary recently received a Citation of Honor Award from IEEE-USA at their Annual Meeting Awards Banquet on September 2, 2007 in Scottsdale, AZ.  The Citation of Honor is given to honor individuals who have made exemplary contributions toward achieving the aims of professional activities in the United States.


Mr. Randall’s award is “for leadership that inspired pre-college students and college engineering students in the area of robotics.”   For several years, Mr. Randall spent much of his free time mentoring high school and college students in robotics.   He has also excited students with his guest lectures at colleges and universities around the country.


Mr. Randall was raised in Orland, Maine.  He graduated from Parks College of St. Louis University with a BS in Aerospace Engineering.  He is a Senior Engineer at IBM.  He is the leader of Insight Racing, a team started to compete in the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Grand Challenge series of driverless, robotic vehicle races.  His team has been selected to compete in the Urban Challenge National Qualification Event in October, 2007.


About Insight Racing:  Insight Racing is a robotic vehicle racing team sponsored by NC State University, Lotus Engineering, Insight Technologies, The Advanced Vehicle Research Center, SAS, Northrop Grumman, NC CAR, Comtrol Corporation, Smith Anderson, Ascot Technologies, Auto Europe, BDMICRO LLC, PC MedEvac, Tekelec, Automation Direct, Cinnamon Peripherals, DataWatt Solutions, NC Global TransPark, Four Brothers Auto, gridconnect, Lotus of Durham, Novatel, OmniSTAR, PEAK system technik, Revware, Sanford Lee County Regional Airport, Yokohama Tires, Four Brothers Auto and Henry’s Muffler Shop. More information can be found at or email


About the DARPA Urban Challenge:  The DARPA Urban Challenge race is the third in a series of Grand Challenges.  It has captured international attention because this driverless vehicle race stretches the limits of current technology know-how.  Detailed information can be found at


About IEEE-USA:  IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. created in 1973.  IEEE-USA's mission is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social and technology policy concern.  More information can be found at