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Loose Bits - July 2010

Here is this month’s installment of Loose Bits, the UW EE community news email highlighting all the positive achievements and activities happening around the department. This month there are several interesting articles featuring our community members, and I encourage you to take a look at the fascinating work being done here at EE (click on the links found under the UW EE In the News section). And, as always, if you have any news items you would like to share, please continue to send your information to:

Awards & Honors:
Many of our community members have received recognition for their exceptional efforts in research and education. You can click on the links below to learn more information about the award and recipient. Congratulations to these students, faculty and alumni!

Undergraduate Student Erik Josberger receives prestigious scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Erik is only one of 20 students selected to receive this $10,000 scholarship award.

Alumnus Richard Wakefield (PhD ’74), vice president of KEMA, has been honored with two prestigious CIGRE awards. CIGRÉ is an international association that develops and exchanges technical knowledge pertaining to generation and high voltage electricity transmission.

Graduate Student Bowen Cheng has been awarded Best Paper at the International Symposium on Microelectronics.

UWEE In the News:
The research and service activities in our department have gained public interest through media coverage. Below is a selection of press items that features our faculty, students and alumni. You can click on the link to read the article.

Alumnus Richard Wakefield (PhD ’74)
in Marketwire
Lih Lin in IEEE Spectrum
Biorobotics Lab
in Popular Science
Brian Otis & Affiliate Professor Josh Smith in The New York Times
Karl Böhringer in Electronics Weekly
Karl Böhringer in
Washington Technology

Karl Böhringer in Popular Science
Karl Böhringer in UWeek
Scott Hauck in Washington Technology Center News

Department News:
Most of the latest news and events items can be found on our EE website: Here are some additional departmental items that have occurred over the last month.

2010 Graduation Ceremony Video Available for Download
If you would like a video copy of the 2010 Graduation Ceremony, we’ve made it available for download on the EE website in three different file sizes.

New Grant Awards
Our faculty members continue to be successful at bringing in research funding for the department. During the month of June, new grant awards have totaled approximately $530,000. Here are the new awards for the month of June that faculty have received:

PI: M.P. Anantram
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Collaborative Research: Multi-level Behavior, Material Scalability and Energy of 1-D Phase-Change Nanostructures

PI: Dave Allstot
Sponsor: Intel
Title: Intel Algorithms Fund

PI: Karl Böhringer
Sponsor: DARPA Microsystems Technology Office
Title: Nanotechnology Devices for Defense Applications

PI: Georg Seelig
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: REU: Career: Nucleic Acid Circuitry for Programming Gene Expression


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