Sumner Award, UC San Diego Awards for Excellence, & Convention Update (July 2018)

Stanford University has announced that engineering professor Andrea J. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (CA A ’86), has been awarded the 2019 Eric E. Sumner Award. Dr. Goldsmith is in the electrical engineering department and her research focuses on the design, analysis, and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks.

The IEEE citation reads “For contributions to the fundamental understanding and innovation in adaptive and multiple antenna techniques for wireless communication networks.” The Sumner award is given for outstanding contributions to communications technology and is named in honor of IEEE past president Eric E. Sumner, NY I ’48.


Eduardo Marin, CA Y 2018, was recently selected as the NanoEngineering student of the year at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Marin recently graduated with his bachelor’s degree and was one of eight students recognized for “significant contributions.” His future plans include pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical or materials science engineering.

In addition, Arash Rohani, CA Y 2018, was selected as the Structural Engineering student of the year. Rohani will pursue his master’s degree at UC San Diego before a career in the aerospace industry. Click here to read more about these two outstanding grads.


The 113th Convention of Tau Beta Pi is quickly approaching. We hope to see you in Denver, CO, from October 11-13. The Association has updated the general information web page with prices and other information.

In addition, you can find the Business Summary and the growing list of sponsors here.


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