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2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students
This award was founded by the Chinese government in 2003 with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies will be considered by the award selection panel and no more than 500 young talents will be granted the award each year all over the world.
Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award
Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Benjamin Tee recently won the prestigious Graduate Student Gold Award at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring conference in San Francisco. MRS graduate student awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. MRS seeks to recognize students of exceptional ability who show promise for significant future achievement in materials research.
March EE staff gift card program awardees announced
Two Electrical Engineering staff members each received a $50 gift card in recognition of their extraordinary efforts as part of the department’s March Staff Gift Card Bonus Program. The committee received 15 new nominations in February, which were added to the pool of 18 still eligible from February.
Following are this month’s Gift Card recipients and some of the comments from their nominators:
“In my entire faculty career, I have never encountered a faculty support staff who is as enthusiastic, helpful and resourceful as Pat.”
“She made me feel welcome and made my integration to the research group such a breeze.”
“You can count on her to “get it done” when asked, without having to check up on progress.”
“Meo has been a continuous help in managing the listing of EE204/204S, and inventing creative solutions to administrating a large wait list using a “tokens” system that assures fair and timely enrollment of wait listed students.”
“Her accessibility and service orientation are excellent.”
“She replied to all my emails very promptly and didn’t show any signs of impatience due to my frequent emails and visits.”
The School of Engineering recently gave the EE department several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond. More people will be recognized next month, and nominations from the last few months will still be eligible for future months. EE faculty, staff and students are welcome to nominate a deserving staff person by visiting https://gradapps.stanford.edu/NotableStaff/nomination/create.
EE Alumnus Mung Chiang wins NSF's Waterman Award
Mung Chiang, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at the Stanford School of Engineering, has been awarded this year's Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation has announced.
This annual award honors outstanding researchers under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering that NSF supports. It is the country’s highest award for scientists in that age group. Chiang's achievements will be recognized with a $1-million award, spread over five years, to help further his research.
Chiang develops methods for analyzing the often-complex interaction between layers of wireless networks. His work creates a principled picture of seemingly chaotic interactions and allows for systematic solutions to previously intractable problems.
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