Medals, Positions, & Scholarships, December 2014

Valparaiso University has announced that computer and electrical engineering department chair and professor Jeff D. Will, Ph.D. (IL A ’95), has been awarded a 2014 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Medal. The National Outstanding Teaching Medal is chosen based upon knowledge of the subject area, accessibility, effectiveness in curriculum development, mentorship of students and other faculty members, as well as many other factors. Nominees must also teach a minimum of two semester classroom or laboratory courses per year and have a published original work that either enhances the education process or benefits literature in the engineering field.

Read the news release for more information on Dr. Will and about the American Society of Engineering Education Outstanding Teaching Medal.


The Chronicle Of Higher Education posted an opening for the position of professor and Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. Responsibilities include leadership of a research-active academic department, program development with industrial partners, government labs and foundations, and stewardship of strong academic programs. The Fischell Department of Bioengineering currently has 20 regular faculty (with plans to expand), 17 affiliate faculty members and 9 staff members, 400+ undergraduate students, 75 graduate students and more than $8 million in annual research expenditures. See the full job posting


Thomas D. Myres, IA B 2015, is one of 184 students to receive a scholarship as part of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) PES Scholarship Initiative. “The initiative recognizes undergraduate students who have declared a major in electrical and computer engineering, are high achievers with strong grade point averages with distinctive extracurricular commitments, and are committed to exploring the power and energy field.”

Myres is a senior at the University of Iowa, majoring in electrical engineering, and has served as an intern at NextEra Energy Resources. Read more


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